I Left Pizza Out Overnight – Is It Still Safe to Eat?
Do You Have to Refrigerate Opened Bottles of Mustard and Ketchup?
Is it OK to Put Hot Food in the Refrigerator?
I can’t count how many of these folks’ recommendations I routinely violate (but I’d like to try). My guess, in addition to the fact that a lot of foods are just naturally bacteriostatic, is that I’ve been lucky with the starting bacteria counts in my left-out soups and other foods…