How Long Will Starter Cultures Last?
Cultures for Health starter cultures should be used by the "best by" date label on their box.
How to Store Starter Cultures?
One of the benefits of ordering starter cultures from Cultures for Health, is that all of the starter cultures are shelf stable. We recommend storing them in a cool, dry place.
With that said, if you've ordered a starter and know you won't be using it for awhile (or may be using one packet but saving other packets in the box for later), we recommend refrigeration for long term storage.
Finished Cultured & Fermented Foods: How Long Will They Last?
How long finished cultured food lasts depends on a variety of factors including local temperatures and hygiene. Because of this we recommend judging by smell and taste. Fermented foods often have a sour but clean aroma and flavor. Never consume anything that smells or tastes unpleasant.