We’ve all been guilty of letting foods sit out perhaps a bit too then wondering what dishes or ingredients are still safe to eat. Luckily, there’s a wealth of information available on food safety, so that you can be sure you’re not wasting good leftovers, or accidentally ingesting spoiled ones.
Here are 10 foods that can survive outside the fridge:
FRESH, COOKED, OR BOILED EGGS
Time: Around two hours
As with most meat products, raw, scrambled, or hard-boiled eggs should be tossed if left to sit at room temperature for two hours or longer, as they’ll begin to sweat, facilitating bacterial growth. This rule will vary in the U.K. and most of Europe, where safety procedures permit chicken eggs to be sold unrefrigerated.