Yesterday, a question was raised about the shelf life of Crisco. The following is taken directly from their web site. A little disappointing, I though it would be better.
How long can I keep Crisco products on my shelf?
The shelf life of a shortening or oil product depends a great deal on how it has been stored and handled. For the best results, Crisco products should be stored in a cool, dry place away from strong odors, direct sunlight, and sources of heat (stoves, dishwashers, and refrigerators).
|Crisco Products Shelf Life & Manufacture Code Locations|
|Shortening Can||Shortening Sticks||Crisco Oil||Crisco Spray|
|Unopened||2 years from manufacture date||2 years from manufacture date||2 years from manufacture date||2 years|
|Opened||about 1 year||about 6 months||about 1 year||2 years|
|Code Location||bottom of can||side of plastic tub||side of bottle back label||bottom of can|
Freshness Tip: To help keep track of how long a container’s been opened, you might write the date on the package when you first break the seal. If you notice any change in color or appearance, or if your Crisco product develops an off odor or taste, it’s probably past its shelf life and shouldn’t be used.
I will write about oils and storage life in a few days. There are a couple of good solutions.