Should Saffron be refrigerated?

Should Saffron be refrigerated?

As a rule, all food refrigerates must be cooled down by a low temperature (1℉ to 4ℋ F (50-60℉ C) with an air temperature at or below 0℃ (10 °C). In this case, the temperature of the product must be kept below 60℉ (15 °C). However, some foods, such as citrus and honey, may be considered “stale” and may not require this condition.

In other cases, a food may be stored in a refrigerator and is recommended to be refrigerated for a minimum of three months by a person knowledgeable about foods refrigeration, who has been trained in refrigerator maintenance.

When is a food not safe to store at room temperature?

Foods that, by nature of their composition, cannot be heated above 0℃ (10 °C) or must be stored at low temperatures may be stored in a refrigerator. However, foods that may be stored in a refrigerator include:

canned foods

fruit drinks

canned soups


potato products

canned fruits, vegetables, and grains

cooked foods

cookies and crackers



meat (e.g., meatloaf or beef)

bread and breadcrumbs

meats, poultry, and seafood

sourdough and sourdough breads

fruits and vegetables, such as kiwis, strawberries, melons, melons, and grapes

meat and dairy products

refrigerated soups

dishes and snacks such as pizzas

dishes and cookies

sugar beverages

fruit juice and fruit juices

Safeway Foods’ refrigerated sauces are good examples of products that meet this standard for a minimum of three months. Saffron may be refrigerated over the counter during the storage period to maintain shelf life, but it may not be added to a product for this purpose. However, most other vegetables and fruits can be kept in refrigerators; however, some foods such as tomatoes may be more suitable for such use.

For more information, go to our Food Safety page.

Canned food

Although most canned foods are best consumed fresh, most foods can be preserved in a liquid form.

Safeway Foods does not provide storage advice specifically for canned meats,