Learn how long food lasts

Buidling a grocery stockpile? Learn what foods you can stock-up on and how you should store them to get the most for your grocery dollars.

Keep these use-by dates in mind when stocking your kitchen.

  • IN THE PANTRY:

Bread 5–7 days

Cereal 1 year

Pasta  2 years

White rice  1 year

Canned goods 1 year

Bottled salad dressing  1 year

Jams, jellies, honey, syrup  1 year

Peanut butter  6 months

  • IN THE FREEZER: 

Bread  Up to 1 year

Ground meat  3–4 months

Beef steaks  6–12 months

Fish  2–6 months

Whole poultry  1 year

Lunch meat  1–2 months

Fresh veggies  Up to 1 year

Fresh fruit  Up to 1 year