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Old 07-09-2009, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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Last night there was cream cheese that was left out for 3 hours. It was garlic and chives-flavored cream cheese spread. I put it in the refrigerator after the fact. I am tempted to eat it, but I am wondering if it would make me sick if I ate it. How long can you leave cream cheese out before it is harmful for eating?
You're fine. My wife throws stuff out after like 10 minutes. Drives me up the wall.
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Old 07-09-2009, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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jimbob,

Your wife is throwing hard earned money away
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Old 07-09-2009, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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jimbob,

Your wife is throwing hard earned money away
Forget the money, she's throwing tastey food away!
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Old 07-11-2009, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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On the other hand, keeping the food in the refrigerator is no guarantee that it will remain edible.

I had a jar of alfredo sauce made by Ragu. I used it on some pizzas about a month ago, and still had a bit left.

When I opened the jar, it seemed a little more "watery" than it had when I'd previously used it. But I hadn't smelled or tasted anything funny about it. I tried to stir it up a little bit before using it to top some noodles. Later that evening, I felt a little nauseous, like I needed to vomit.

It is possible that my pork steak didn't cook all the way through, but I put the skillet in the oven after browning it up, to help ensure that it had the opportunity to cook in the middle. Nope, I blame that alfredo sauce.
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Old 07-13-2009, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Cedar Park/NW Austin
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It's fine. People purposely leave cream cheese out for several hours to bring it up to room temp in order to make cheesecake. Butter is made with room temperature cream that is allowed to sour.
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Old 07-13-2009, 07:45 PM
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Location: Glendale Country Club
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Good topic...personally, I have been cooking for over 40 years...cream cheese could be left out overnight with no problem...but keep it in the package so it doesn't dry out. I make cake frosting with it, and like it to be really soft when I mix it up.
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Old 07-14-2009, 08:44 AM
 
Location: EPWV
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I think it would depend on the temp of the room/area where you left it out ?
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Old 07-14-2009, 01:43 PM
 
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Good topic...personally, I have been cooking for over 40 years...cream cheese could be left out overnight with no problem...but keep it in the package so it doesn't dry out. I make cake frosting with it, and like it to be really soft when I mix it up.
I ate it. I didn't get sick. I didn't leave it out overnight, just for 3 hours. It was never opened either.
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Old 12-10-2011, 07:34 PM
 
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On the other hand, keeping the food in the refrigerator is no guarantee that it will remain edible.

I had a jar of alfredo sauce made by Ragu. I used it on some pizzas about a month ago, and still had a bit left.

When I opened the jar, it seemed a little more "watery" than it had when I'd previously used it. But I hadn't smelled or tasted anything funny about it. I tried to stir it up a little bit before using it to top some noodles. Later that evening, I felt a little nauseous, like I needed to vomit.

It is possible that my pork steak didn't cook all the way through, but I put the skillet in the oven after browning it up, to help ensure that it had the opportunity to cook in the middle. Nope, I blame that alfredo sauce.
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Old 12-10-2011, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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Your first post on city-data-forum and you drag up one that's over 2 1/2 years old and about cream cheese?
Anyway, hi.
Just teasing you.
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