How Long It Takes Your Food to Spoil

We are all guilty from time to time of forgetting about our food and leaving it out too long. Same goes for those leftovers from a few nights ago. Often, you may wonder “Is this still safe to eat?”

It’s easy for food to get shoved to the back of your pantry or freezer and left for months until it eventually goes bad. There tends to be gray area on how long food like veggies, poultry, eggs or starches can be stored.

To help clear things up, Kitchen Cabinet Kings created a guide that details how long common household foods can be stored in your pantry, fridge, or freezer. Just a few of the benefits of learning how long it takes food to spoil include:

  • Reduce food waste
  • Save yourself money by not throwing away food
  • Avoid getting sick by eating spoiled food

Check out the infographic below for a full outline of common foods and how long they take to spoil in all storage mediums.


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Written by Megan

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