So sorry! Larabar is a simple blend of fruits, nuts & spices, without preservatives. Once in a while, mold can grow under specific conditions. It’s not harmful, but it won’t taste good, so we’d like to make this right.
The shelf life for each bar is 9 months. We use a multi-layer package that keeps out UV light which, in turn, maintains freshness without the use of preservatives.
Staying It Safe
Nonperishable items like grains and dried and canned goods can still be used well past their label dates, but with meat, dairy, and eggs, it’s a different story. Although there are still no federally regulated expiration dates on those items, they obviously have shorter shelf lives.
Don’t use any food or drink after the end of the ‘use by’ date on the label, even if it looks and smells fine. This is because using it after this date could put your health at risk. For the ‘use by’ date to be a valid guide, you must follow, carefully, storage instructions such as ‘keep in a refrigerator’.
How Long Do Granola Bars Last? Granola bars usually keep best quality for 6 to 12 months of making, depending on the brand and ingredients used. And most of them taste quite good for at least an extra 3 to 4 months after the best-by date.
They have to be kept refrigerated to preserve the ingredients since there is no additives. Go Raw Sprouted Bars. These bars are completely raw! They are really satisfying and contain nourishing ingredients like nuts, seeds and dried fruits.
However, because there is no consistent definition for what can be labelled as “raw,” we do not label our products raw. LÄRABAR™ products are made by a simple process in which primarily fruit, nuts, and spices are ground and mixed together. They are not baked or cooked.
“If you do eat a food past the expiration date [and the food] is spoiled, you could develop symptoms of food poisoning,” said registered dietitian nutritionist Summer Yule, MS. The symptoms of foodborne illness can include fever, chills, stomach cramps, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.
Foodborne illness, more commonly referred to as food poisoning, is the result of eating contaminated, spoiled, or toxic food. The most common symptoms of food poisoning include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Although it’s quite uncomfortable, food poisoning isn’t unusual.
Stores use this date to know when to remove products from shelves. You can eat food after the sell-by date. For example, dairy products are good for 1 week after the sell-by date. Eggs are safe for 3 to 5 weeks after the sell-by date.
Use-by means that it can be dangerous to eat the product after the specified date, whereas best-before merely means that the food will be at its peak of tastiness before this date, but will not be unsafe afterwards.
Expiration dates tell consumers the last day a product is safe to consume. Best before date on the other hand tells you that the food is no longer in its perfect shape from that date. It may just lose its freshness, taste, aroma or nutrients. It does not necessarily mean that the food is no longer safe to eat.
Tips. How long does a package of granola bars last? The precise answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions -to maximize the shelf life of granola bars, store in a cool, dry area. Properly stored, a package of granola bars will generally stay at best quality for about 6 to 8 months.
Clif bars have a shelf life of 1 year from the date of purchase. However, extensive testing has shown that they’re still edible more than 2 years after the best before date on the packaging (if stored away from heat, and wrappers are intact).
Salmonella: Processed Foods
One salmonella outbreak was linked to peanut butter and packaged foods made with peanuts, including granola bars and cookies. In cases like these, salmonella bacteria at a processing plant can contaminate many products, which must then be recalled.