Saturday, July 23, 2011 frige or not to frige?

What do you do with your ketchup?

Its pretty obvious when your tomatoes have turned, but how can you tell if your ketchup's gone bad? Yes, Ms. K it does go bad! Take a tour of the refrigerator to find out just how long your mustard and mayo can stay on the shelf? Read the labels. Some condiments can make you sick if they go bad.

My daughter keeps her ketchup ON TOP of her refrigerator and it makes me crazy. I keep my ketchup IN the refrigerator where it belongs! We have a never ending battle about should it be refrigerated or not...I tell her to read the label. Now I ask where did she get the idea the ketchup can stay out when she was raised in a house where the ketchup was kept in the refrigerator? Where did I go wrong? Then I found the following information, but I still am not going to eat ketchup at her house!


Unopened: 1 year
Opened: 1 month in the pantry, longer in the fridge.

I e-mailed this to her, and needless to say she probably did not read it. So, where do you keep your ketchup? In the refrigerator or on the shelf? Leave a comment and tell me where and why?

1 comment:

  1. I keep my ketchup in the refrigerator.

    Heinz frequently asked questions:
    Q: Do I need to refrigerate Ketchup? A: Because of its natural acidity, Heinz® Ketchup is shelf-stable. However, its stability after opening can be affected by storage conditions. We recommend that this product, like any processed food, be refrigerated after opening. Refrigeration will maintain the best product quality after opening.
    The Babysitter