I left my tomato paste out for 8 hours. Still good? :\

Can was opened, it was still in the can. Cooked with it at 5pm and found it at 1am when I was feeding my daughter.



darksideofthespoon March 6, 2013
It's in my freezer now! Thanks :)

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susan G. March 6, 2013
Tomato paste is fairly acidic, so for that amount of time I would feel comfortable keeping it. However, I would use it quickly or put the rest of it in the freezer in another container. The paste can mold eventually, even refrigerated.
William W. March 6, 2013
I would be inclined to say it's fine. Not as if it is raw seafood!
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