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Old 09-21-2019, 09:53 PM   #1
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Shelf life of refrigerated lard?

10 months ago, I bought a 5 pound tub of lard. It has been in the refrigerator at all times since that. I really want to use it but I cannot open the tub. The tub is made of heavy duty plastic and has one of those pull strips on it. I have tried to open it on a few occasions but have not been successful - that is why I still have it. I am going to take it to my school cafeteria - I think they use this kind of container often - but I am wondering what the shelf life of refrigerated lard is? What are the signs of lard that has gone bad? discoloration? foul smell?

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Old 09-21-2019, 10:03 PM   #2
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As long as it's been in the fridge the whole time, it should be fine. I buy lard from Amish Country when we head back to Ohio to visit our kids. I buy it in random weights packed in deli containers and haven't had any storage issues. In fact, I found a lost tub way back...and it was over two years old and still good.

BTW, the stuff I buy is just lard. No additives. And even after two years it's still white and has no odor.
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