Freshness Tips & Allergen Info

Keeping Your Rubs Fresh

  • Store all rubs away from heat and moisture. Do not store them near the stove nor by the dishwasher or any other appliance where moisture or humidity can affect them.
  • Do not put rubs in your refrigerator. This could cause clumping. Keep them cool (68 degrees F maximum, 20 degrees C) as well as dry.
  • Store all your spices away from light. Direct exposure to sunlight and to fluorescent light will cause spices to lose their potency over time.
  • Always completely close the lids tightly after using the containers.
  • Measure out amount of seasoning desired AWAY from cooking food products, using a dry measuring spoon. Never sprinkle seasonings into a food item that is emitting steam, as moisture will get into rubs and cause caking and clumping.
  • Our dry rubs will not spoil, and, if the above guidelines are followed, should remain fresh and fully flavorful for 2 years.

All of JB’s Fat Boy rubs contain a “born on” date. A “born on” date is the date the product was packaged. All JB’s Fat Boy rubs have a “best by” date of two years after the “born on” date. The USDA states that a “best by” date is used as a guideline for a product to be on the shelf before purchase.  It is in no way an expiration date.  According to the USDA most products are safe to consume long after the “best by” date has passed. It is our policy not to send any product less than 3 months from the “best buy” date.  Any products that are “short dated” are sold at a discount and the date is stated in the listing when purchasing the product.

Keeping Your Sauces Fresh

To maintain the freshness of your JB’s Fat Boy sauces be sure to refrigerate after opening. All of JB’s Fat Boy sauces contain a “best by” date. The USDA states that a “best by” date is used as a guideline for a product to be on the shelf before purchase.  It is in no way an expiration date.  According to the USDA most products are safe to consume long after the ‘best by” date has passed. All JB’s Fat Boy 12 oz. sauces have a “best by” date of two years after packaging, and all 1/2 gallon and gallon (plastic bottle) sauces have a “best by” date of one year after packaging. It is our policy not to send any product less than 3 months from the “best buy” date listed. Any products that are “short dated” are sold at a discount and the date is stated in the listing when purchasing the product.

Allergen Information

Please check all labels for specific allergen information. In regards to nut allergens, each of our processing facilities is nut-free, making our products perfect for those with nut allergies. Our Pecan Rub is also nut free, but has the great taste of pecans.