Activia 4 packs of yogurt will have the expiration date on the top of the packet and on the top of the tub lid. This is great if you remove the outer packaging and throw it away because you will still have the expiration date on top of the individual tub.
It is important to check the expiration date on your yogurt at the point of purchase and before you eat it. It is not worth risking eating yogurt that is beyond its expiration date. The excess bacterial or fungal growth could make you sick or at the least, taste incredibly sour.
This article will explore more about finding the expiration date on your yogurt packet as well as how to keep your yogurt fresh for longer. These tips will keep your yogurt tasting good and keep its texture at its best.
How long does Activia yogurt last after it has been opened?
Activia yogurt should be consumed as soon as possible after opening. If the yogurt has been sealed in another container, not eaten out of directly and kept at or below fridge temperature then it can last for a up to 5 days after opening.
How long Activia yogurt lasts will depend on how it is stored and ensuring that no one has eaten directly out of the packet.
Dipping a spoon from your mouth into the yogurt will spread bacteria from your saliva to the yogurt that can grow and make the yogurt go bad fast.
If you are planning on keeping the rest of a large yogurt container, spoon your serving into a separate bowl and put the container straight back into the fridge.
How to keep Activia yogurt after opening
Here are a few tips for keeping Activia yogurt after opening
1. Check the expiration date first
Always check the expiration date on your yogurt before eating. Consuming expired yogurt can make you unwell and is not worth the risk.
2. Do not eat directly out of the container
If you are not planning on eating the whole container of yogurt, avoid eating directly out of the container. Spoon the amount of yogurt you are planning to eat or cook with in another container and reseal the leftovers and put them back in the fridge.
3. Write the date you opened the yogurt on the lid
If you are transferring leftover yogurt to a separate container, make sure you write the date that you opened the yogurt on the container.
This will help you to keep track of how long the yogurt has been in your fridge and when it should be discarded.
4. Limit the time it is out of the fridge
After buying your yogurt from the grocery store, it is important to refrigerate it as soon as possible. This will keep it up to a temperature that is too cold for excess bacterial growth.
While we want the good bacteria to stay in our yogurt we want to avoid conditions that will encourage the growth of harmful bacteria.
Transfer your yogurt home in a cool bag and pack it with frozen foods to keep it as cold as possible on the way home. Food delivery is a great option as the bags should be transported in refrigerated delivery trucks.
Do not keep it out of the fridge for longer than 2 hours, less time if the weather is warm.
If you are cooking or individually serving yogurt out to your guests it is important not to leave it out of the fridge for longer than 2 hours. If you want eat the leftovers get it back in the cold as soon as possible.
5. Make sure the fridge is at the correct temperature
Check your fridge and make sure it is set at or below 40° F (4° C). This will help to limit the growth of harmful bacteria in the yogurt keeping it good until the expiration date.
Always give your yogurt a smell before eating it to make sure it doesn’t smell off just in case.
How to tell if unopened yogurt is bad
There are a few ways to tell if unopened yogurt has gone bad without even lifting the lid. Here are a few things to look out for.
1. The lid is not sealed properly or is raised
If the yogurt container feels tight and there is an air pocket that looks like it is bulging from the yogurt lid then it could have gone bad.
If excess bacteria are growing in the yogurt they will release gasses which will be trapped in the sealed lid. This can be a sign that the yogurt has gone bad.
It is important to check the yogurt, open the lid, look for mold and smell it. If any of these factors are not matching what you expect from yogurt then do not eat it.
2. The yogurt smells bad
Yogurt that has gone off will have a strong smell which can often permeate through the container. If you get a whiff of a very off sour or vinegar smell then it is time to get rid of the yogurt.
While natural, pot set yogurt does have a sharp smell to it the smell from bad yogurt is, well, bad.
3. Check the expiration date
The other way to check to see if yogurt is safe to eat is to check the expiration date. Look at the outside of the box or the lid of the yogurt to find it.
If it is passed this date then it is time to get rid of the yogurt and get some new containers. It is not worth risking your or your family’s health over.
Where is the expiration date on Activia yogurt? | Summary
The expiration date on Activia yogurt is either on the top of the cardboard packet or on the top of the lid. Look out for the dark printed date before you unwrap your yogurt to make sure it is good to eat. Avoid eating expired yogurt, it is not worth making yourself sick over.
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