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How Long Do All Your Favorite Foods Last After They're Opened?

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After you've opened a jar of pasta sauce and put in the fridge, it's good basically forever, right? Sorry, Andre 3000, it's not good forever, or even forever ever. Because we're often confused about how long our favorite packaged food, fruits, and veggies are good for, we talked to Chris Bernstein from the Food Safety Education arm of the Food Safety Inspection Service/USDA. He tipped us off to the unbelievably helpful app FoodKeeper, where we got the data you see below.

So how long does leftover pizza last? What about apples? Salsa after you've opened it? We'll tell you all that and more, but just go ahead and throw away that jar of marinara you've been hoarding. It's definitely gone bad.

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Lee Breslouer is a senior writer for Thrillist, and just threw away all the pasta sauce in his fridge. Follow him to sound advice at: @LeeBreslouer.

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