How long do you keep salsa?

United States
February 10, 2008 12:16pm CST
I was just cleaning out my fridge and there is a jar of salsa in there. I really don't know how long it has been opened in there and wonder, how long do you keep salsa? There is no fuzzy growth on the top. Should I give it to my boyfriend with some tortilla chips to see if he gets sick before I take a bite? Or, just throw away and get some new.........
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@whittby (3073)
• United States
10 Feb 08
I would give it to your boyfriend first. Wait 24 hours for the food poisoning to show up though haha. I would throw it out actually. I used to use the fuzzy growth test too, but so many articles on food storage nowadays are telling us to toss out everything. Salad dressing in the fridge is another big question mark. whit
• United States
10 Feb 08
Oh dear, you are right! I have salad dressings, about 6 open bottles that need to be used up. We are having salad tonight! Ha! My boyfriend will love that he is being used as a guinnea pig! I don't think I'll tell him, until it's all over..........
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
10 Feb 08
Never have to think about it....salsa especially Pace, never sits longer than 4-5 days in my fridge! But I usually say, when in doubt throw it away. Better to waste a couple bucks if you throw something "good" away, than to spend a huge bunch of bucks at the doctor or missing a days pay at work.
• United States
10 Feb 08
That's for sure! I'll probably toss it, I have another one I opened about a week ago that I have been snacking on, so it's not like I'll never have salsa again :)
@forge_t (92)
• United States
10 Feb 08
two weeks in frig.
• United States
10 Feb 08
uh,oh........
@my52cents (569)
• United States
10 Feb 08
Our salsa doesn't last long enough to worry about it, but for other condiments I do use the fuzzy growth/black growth in the lid test. And I check the expiration date. For something acidic like salsa, I would think that as long as the expiration date is okay and you don't see anything growing in there, your boyfriend should survive to dip another day. Note, to make something like salsa last longer, or at least to keep things from growing in it, try to pour rather than using a spoon to scoop it out. Even a clean spoon can introduce bacteria that will cause "stuff" to grow.
• United States
10 Feb 08
Good idea. I have done both pour and scoop with a spoon, but will pour from now on! I think this salsa is left over from my son's wedding rehearsal dinner 12/28. So, it should be ok, even if we did use a spoon :) I never let people double dip!
@nancygibson (3738)
• France
10 Feb 08
home made or bought? Bought will be more acidic and will probably keep longer than home made, which will really only last a few days, either way,if you cant recall how old it is it might be worth erring on the side of acution and geting rid of it.
• United States
10 Feb 08
I'm thinking it has been about 5 weeks or so, maybe 6. It is store bought. Hummm, I'll have to make some home made sometime! Thanks!
@kykidd (6820)
• United States
10 Feb 08
LOL - I think I have had the stuff in my refrigerator for up to 2 months and still have eaten it. If there is no growth on it, my boyfriend will eat anything, so I would probably do the latter if I were you. LOL
• United States
10 Feb 08
As I think back, I think it's been in there since about Christmas time. So, I'll bet it is safe for both me and my boyfriend! Thanks!