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Does Ketchup Need to Be Refrigerated?

Posted: July 30, 2020 in General

katsupIt’s a debate as old as, well, ketchup. Those who keep their ketchup at room temp have likely never gotten sick from doing so and argue that restaurants leave communal ketchup bottles out on tables for hours. Those who keep theirs cold may refer to the instructions on the bottle itself, or even Heinz’s FAQ section, which reads: “Because of its natural acidity, Heinz Ketchup is shelf-stable. However, its stability after opening can be affected by storage conditions. I recommend that this product be refrigerated after opening.”