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Why does my yogurt separate?

Culturing yogurt for too long, at too high a temperature, or with an unreliable or compromised starter culture can cause yogurt to separate or turn lumpy. If your yogurt turns lumpy, strain it to remove the whey, then beat the yogurt solids in a bowl with a whisk until it turns smooth.

Is it OK to eat curdled yogurt?

Curdled yogurt is completely fine to eat, as long as it does not have a bad smell or noticeably bad texture.

Is yogurt still good after separation?

Yes, separated yogurt is generally safe to eat — yogurt can even remain perfectly edible two or three weeks after the date stamped on the container, though the amount of separated whey will increase with age (via Spoon University).

Should yogurt be watery?

It’s not bad, it’s just the water in the yogurt separating from the solid. If you enjoy a more dense texture (thicker yogurt), just pour that water off. If you like your yogurt more fluid, just mix that separated water back in. Sometime folks deliberately strain the water off the solid — it’s all good.

Can you eat yogurt 2 months after expiration date?

You can eat yogurt past its “expiration” date or, at least, the sell-by date that’s listed on the yogurt’s packaging. While conventional yogurt isn’t going to last in your fridge for a year, yogurt is generally safe to eat for up to two weeks after you bought it, according to the USDA’s FreshKeeper app.

Can you eat 1 month expired yogurt?

According to Eat By Date, a site that outlines the actual shelf life of our favorite foods, as long as it’s within one to two weeks of the expiration date, yogurt is still safe to consume. (Think about it: Yogurt is essentially spoiled milk in the first place; an extra week or two is not going to hurt.)

How do I know if yogurt is bad?

Look for a larger-than-normal amount of liquid on the surface (don’t worry, Greek yogurt is especially prone to some, but if there’s more than usual that’s a warning sign), a curdling texture near the bottom, and any sign of mold. These indicate the entire product has probably gone bad, say the folks at StillTasty.

How long does yogurt last after opening?

Opened yogurt will typically stay at peak quality for 5 to 7 days after opening, but will generally remain safe to consume for at least 1 to 2 weeks after the “sell by” date on the package, provided it has been properly stored- discard entire package if any sign of mold appears.

Why do you have to eat yogurt within 5 days of opening?

Like any dairy product, yogurt can go bad, growing mold or developing off-flavors, though the presence of the live yogurt cultures tends to resist that process somewhat. Most yogurt experts say that opened containers of yogurt in the refrigerator should be used within five to seven days after opening.

Can I get food poisoning from yogurt?

Per the CDC, any yogurt made with unpasteurized milk might be contaminated with some pretty nasty germs—listeria, salmonella, campylobacter and E. Coli, to name a few. Seek medical attention if you’re experiencing symptoms of dehydration associated with foodborne illness.

How long can yogurt go without being refrigerated?

two hours

What happens if you incubate yogurt too long?

Incubated at 115°F/46°C, yogurt will coagulate within about three hours, but if left too long it can easily curdle.

How long does yogurt last in lunch box?

2 hours

How fast does yogurt spoil at room temperature?

How do you store yogurt without refrigeration?

Leave the yogurt to dry in a warm, safe spot no more than 80°F. But if you expect the rest to sit in the fridge for a few days, pour the yogurt in a mason jar or a small airtight container. Dairy eggs, milk, butter, yogurt, cheese, sour cream all go on the lower shelves NOT the fridge door.

Why does yogurt need to be refrigerated?

Yogurt is a processed milk by pasteurization process, adding bacteria, until packaged in sterile conditions for consumption. Yogurt needs to be refrigerated, if not, it will cause digestive diseases because of the growth of bacteria from food that is not stored in the proper conditions.

Do I need to refrigerate homemade yogurt?

The finished yogurt will also last longer. Normally, you can keep homemade yogurt in the fridge for at least two weeks. Please note that if you plan to use your homemade yogurt to start another batch, it should not be older than 7-10 days for the best results.