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. – ElendilTheTall May 22 '15 at 8:49
  • @ElendilTheTall few hours mean, can it be 7-8 hours? – Fasna May 22 '15 at 8:51
  • Nope, more like 2-3. – ElendilTheTall May 22 '15 at 10:25
  • Is there any way to keep it safe for the time I mentioned? :-/ – Fasna May 22 '15 at 11:42
  • It would probably stay safe if you keep it above 140 °F/60 °C all day. – amaranth May 22 '15 at 13:49

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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