Thread: Shelf life
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:34 AM   #1
prettypolly
 
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Default Shelf life

Hi!

I know the little jar symbols on products (toiletries, etc.) mean "use within x months of opening", but what counts as "opening"?

Is it literally opening the bottle/jar/whatever, or is it opening and actually using a bit?

Some products do not have an internal seal. So if you flip the lid of a "6 month" product to smell it, then close it again and don't actually use it for a few years, has it gone past its useby??

I know it's something to do with bacteria getting in but not sure exactly how this works.

Thanks for any help!
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