I bought a cheese spread bottle last night and I opened it today. It said in the bottle to refrigerate after opening, it came with a pop up lid.

I don't have the facility to use a refrigerator. How long it can be fresh without refrigerating and can I able to seal it back if yes how?

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    Technically it won't be safe after more than a few hours at room temperature. No, you can't seal it again. May 22, 2015 at 8:49
  • @ElendilTheTall few hours mean, can it be 7-8 hours?
    – Fasna
    May 22, 2015 at 8:51
  • Nope, more like 2-3. May 22, 2015 at 10:25
  • Is there any way to keep it safe for the time I mentioned? :-/
    – Fasna
    May 22, 2015 at 11:42
  • It would probably stay safe if you keep it above 140 °F/60 °C all day.
    – amaranth
    May 22, 2015 at 13:49

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After a couple of hours it will be unsafe if it was below 140 °F/60 °C during that time.

Even if you resealed it, it wouldn't "undo" the bacterial growth that occurred during the time it was unsealed. So, no, it would not be safe to do this even if you could.

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