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When the eye is pink, does that mean the oxygen absorbers are still good? I have some 6 month old 1000cc absorbers still vacuum sealed in the clear plastic. I'd like to use them in Mylar bags for food LTS. The indicator "eye" inside is pink. Still good?

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When the eye is pink, does that mean the oxygen absorbers are still good? I have some 6 month old 1000cc absorbers still vacuum sealed in the clear plastic. I'd like to use them in Mylar bags for food LTS. The indicator "eye" inside is pink. Still good?

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Still good.

Here's a very good explanation of oxygen tell-tabs:

http://sorbentsystems.com/tell-tab.html
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The way I remember it is:

That is the only time it is ever good to have "pink-eye."
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What about when part of the eye is white?
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See attached picture. Are these still good?
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