Do uncooked pasta noodles ever expire?

@jbb316 (1779)
United States
November 9, 2009 8:45pm CST
I am cooking spaghetti and I found this box of noodles that I've had for a while in my cabinet. It is unopened but I can't find an expiration date on it. The noodles look ok and I really haven't had them for that long. How long is too long? Do the noodles really ever expire?
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@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
10 Nov 09
I do not know but they will be boiled so that should make it okay. Check on the internet by asking the same question in search.
• Canada
10 Nov 09
I did a bit of research on this and the consensus is that, for dry pasta, you should use it within a period of one year. In fact, the Betty Crocker website has this to say: "Dried pasta—Keep in a cool, dry spot at room temperature. Store in labeled, airtight containers and use within 1 year. Discard broken pieces that have marbled, lined surfaces—they’re too dry." So, if you haven't had your noodles for very long, it doesn't seem like you should be at all concerned about using them :)