Refrigerate after opening...............I am sure we have all seen that written on different jars but here is the question do you in fact refrigerate after opening.
I thought of this when I was making myself a bacon and egg roll, I was spreading cream cheese spread on the bread roll and thought about it as I looked at the jar that has been sitting on the bench since it was opened a week ago, the jar also says to use within 14 days.
How often do we see something written and just don't take any notice of it, is it because we think we know better or is because it seems like a silly instruction so we just take no notice.
I know with the cream cheese if I was to put it in the fridge it would go hard and would be difficult if not impossible to spread, hence the reason I don't refrigerate it during these cold winter months.
Also I have notice that it says to refrigerate after opening the tomato sauce and the BBQ sauce like who does that. Years ago the refrigerate after opening was also on the Vegemite and Peanut Butter but not any more and I can tell you I have never put the Vegemite or Peanut Butter in the fridge.
Of course you expect to see refrigerate after opening on your margarine and butter but I can tell you I don't put them in the fridge either during the colder months hell I don't often refrigerate during summer as well.
So what do you do, do you follow the instructions and place your jars in the fridge or are you more like me and just stick them in the cupboard, after all it isn't like you have ever got sick by said product not being in the fridge.