How Long Do Condiments Last?

Condiments are a vary broad range of items. It's hard to match ketchup for versatility or mustard for variety. While some type of mustard is usually added to sandwiches, burgers, and hot dogs, many people put ketchup on almost any food, including French fries, eggs, hot cereal, steak, meat loaf, and onions. Mayonnaise is also quite versatile, the French serve it with French fries and hard-boiled eggs, although it is being avoided by more and more people these days because of its high fat content.

There are many different condiments to consider when looking to complete a sandwich or any meal. Listed below are several of the most commonly used condiments. If you don't see the condiment you're looking for, check something close to it and it may just be on that page. Condiments often fill up your refrigerator door before you know it and it's hard to figure out just how long they've been there. So, be sure to check how long all your condiments last and gather many ways to be clued into their shelf life before they begin to go bad.

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Mustard comes in many varieties. Store yours properly.
It's paper thin, but is it fresh?
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Oyster Sauce is a flavorful addition... unless it's gone bad!
Salad dressing can last longer than you might think. But don't let it go bad!
Soy Sauce looks like it can last a long time. Does it?
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Wasabi keeps a long time, find out how long here.
Worcestershire looks like it can last a long time. Does it?

What are our shelf life resources?

In determining how long Condiments lasts, our content incorporates research from multiple resources, including the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Food & Drug Administration. In addition, we scoured the web for informative articles and reports related to food safety, food storage and the shelf life of Condiments.

*An important note about expiration dates...

Although the Condiments shelf life information on Eat By Date is generally reliable, please remember that individual cases will vary and that our advice should only be taken as an opinion and not a replacement for your health care professional. Please eat responsibly!