Food Spoilage
Storage of Fruits and Vegetables
Tomato Sauce

How long can you keep tomato sauce in the refrigerator?

User Avatar
Wiki User
2010-02-28 15:17:01

Once opened, tomato-based sauces are only good for five days to

a week. Don't wait for the mold to form. In many cases, you won't

see the mold in the sauce after five days, but it actually could be

there. Some mold produce toxins that can be harmful, so why take

the risk? Mold grows in very wet environments. What promotes the

mold is the high moisture content. No amount of cooking will kill

the toxins. So, to be safe, you need to throw it away.

Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.