Salad freshness will be assured until, and may even go beyond, the date indicated on the container for the majority of our products. Unfortunately, once it is shipped from our packing plant, there are factors beyond our control that could make the lettuce lose its freshness prematurely. Since there are no additives or preservatives in our fresh lettuces, you should take a good look at the produce prior purchase and consumption for any signs of decay. For blends containing chopped romaine lettuce or chopped cabbages, it is best to consume the content within 48 hours once the container is opened; for mesclun lettuces we recommend 3-5 days after opening of the container. At all times, store promptly your salads in the refrigerator to maintain peak freshness.