Eggnog is in heavy demand around the holidays. But do you know its limits?

What is the big concern with eggnog? 

The biggest concern with eggnog are the egg ingredients, which if consumed past expiration dates can cause foodborne illness. One big issue with eggnog is that some homemade recipes use raw eggs which can cause salmonella when prepared improperly. 

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What are the different types of eggnog that can be purchased? 

Eggnog comes in a variety of forms including spiked, store bought, canned and homemade

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How long does each type of eggnog last? 

Homemade eggnog typically lasts 2-3 days if stored in 40 degrees or less under the proper conditions. Store-bought eggnog lasts 5-7 days within opening if it has been refrigerated. Canned eggnog lasts 4 to 5 months and around 5-7 days after opening.

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How can you tell if eggnog has gone bad? 

You can tell if eggnog has gone bad if it is lumpy, has a sour and unpleasant odor and if it has lost its color from beige yellowish to another hue.

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