Frequent Asked Questions

Q: What is the shelf life of San-J products?


San-J Tamari and Shoyu (5 oz., 10 oz., 20 oz.) - 2 years unopened.

San-J Asian Cooking Sauces (10 oz.) - 1 year unopened.

Soup Envelopes – 1 year from the date of manufacture

Crackers – 13 months from the date of manufacture.

Portion Packs – 1 year from the filling date

Travel Packs – portion pack lot code – 1 year from filling date

Q: How should I store San-J products? Do they need to be refrigerated?


Sauce: Refrigerate after opening for best quality. Once opened, it is best to use within 1 month for table use and within 3 months for cooking use. Storage - Protect from temperatures below freezing and high heat (for long periods of time). Do not store in direct light.

Soups and Crackers – Store at ambient temperatures. Protect from moisture and high heat.

Q: How long can a product last once it’s been opened?


San-J can only guarantee the shelf life of a product if it’s unopened. We recommend refrigerating after opening to preserve the quality of the product.