Is orange juice shelf-stable when not in a fridge?

Recently, my parents were away for two weeks and left a bottle of orange juice in the trunk of their car. The orange juice was not opened and the weather has been pretty cold. The bottle shows no singed of any sort of fermentation and it smells okay. I am wondering if it is still okay to drink.

Thankyou for the help!

6 Answers

  • D50
    Lv 6
    2 weeks ago

    It's not going to go so bad it will make you sick. It will taste bad long before it could do you any harm, if it ever could.

  • Mark
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago


    Oj has pulp in it & tastes much better

    when frozen or kept @ around 40°f for

    the full ideal original taste to me :)

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  • 3 weeks ago

    It depends, in a sealed carton in a cool area it’s okay.

  • 3 weeks ago

    If it is longlife/pasteurised juice it will be OK if it was unopened until it was removed from the car. If it was fresh unpasteurised juice or if it was opened it may have gone 'off' and would be better not to taketh risk. 

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  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    i wouldnt drink it if youre not sure

  • 3 weeks ago

    If it comes from the refrigerator case in the store, it is not self-stable.

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