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Old 09-11-2007, 09:23 PM   #11
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I once had a long email exchange with Heinz regarding whether or not their ketchup had to be refrigerated. They claim that the quality will be maintained longer if it's refrigerated but it doesn't need to be. I asked why they didn't label the bottles with refrigerate after opening and they came back with the same statement. Then it dawned on me that they could never label their ketchup as refrigerate after opening because of the reataurants across the world that leave Heinz ketchup out all the time!

Yes, Andy. Just think of all the lawyers salivating at the thought of lawsuits from food poisoning.
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Old 09-11-2007, 11:15 PM   #12
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Wow. It has never occur to me to think about ketchup resting on tables in restaurants. Now that you brought it up, I keep thinking about other condiments in other restaurants like soy sauce, chilli sauce.... ARGH!! It's a wonder my stomach isn't down the drain by this time!
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Old 09-11-2007, 11:28 PM   #13
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The only thing I have ever had problem with was a jar of Mayo that got 'lost" in the fridge. It's didn't look good, and had a rank smell, so out it went!
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Old 09-11-2007, 11:36 PM   #14
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They found mustard in Alaska that was centuries old I make all of my mustard and if you leave it on the counter to long it will lose some of it's punch but will still be good forever
as far as ketchup. It has enough salt and vinegar, and chemicals that it will never spoil
might not tast to good but it won't spoil. I use to own a restaurant and my condiments never went in the frig sorry folks but it happens.
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Old 09-12-2007, 08:38 AM   #15
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as far as ketchup. It has enough salt and vinegar, and chemicals that it will never spoil
Not to mention sugar.
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reataurants across the world that leave Heinz ketchup out all the time!
The DW is a waitress.....I wouldn't be using those ketchup bottles if I we're you.
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The DW is a waitress.....I wouldn't be using those ketchup bottles if I we're you.

Jeeeeeekins, you have some 'splainin' to do.
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Old 09-12-2007, 11:26 AM   #18
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Jeeeeeekins, you have some 'splainin' to do.
Well....it's a little OT.....not meant to highjack the thread.

The DW says the establishments purchase just enough of those bottles for each table then refill them. Well....in the process of refilling, the person performing this procedure may spill some on the side of the bottle, then wipe it in with their finger.

Which means.....there is 'GOO' in the bottle from each person that touched it and the person filling it.

Bring your own packets.
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I'm confused... what is DW?
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