How long are Kraft singles still usable after their expiration date?

The expiration date printed on packages is generally about five to six months after the cheese is produced, but you’ll probably be safe using that just as a guideline; toss the cheese once it starts looking dried-out, reports The Daily Meal.

So while it might be burning a hole in your refrigerator, there’s no need to rush through that pack of cheese.

The ingredients listing for Kraft Singles includes preservatives like sorbic acid, an antimicrobial agent that inhibits the growth of bacteria, mold, and the like. Bacterial growth is the main reasons why cheeses go bad, so the American cheese will hang around in your fridge for quite some time.

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Updated on Wednesday, February 11 2015 at 10:58AM EST
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