Hello, we purchase pizza sauce from Sams for our business. They recently...
Hello, we purchase pizza sauce from Sams for our business. They recently switched from # 10 cans to sealed plastic packages, which are to be refrigerated after opened. Agreed. However, when we purchase them they come 10 bags to a carton, and the carton is room temperature. But wehn we open the carton, it is obvious the carton has been stored in refrigeration. So my question: Is it safe to store the carton, unrefrigerated, until we need the bags of sauce? My gut tell me no, but Sams tells me it's OK. Thank you.
Seminole County Florida
Does the packaging say anything about keeping the product refrigerated? I would follow the label instructions if they are provided. Are there any indications of temperature abuse? Do the bags/containers look okay? Usually pizza sauce is shelf stable when kept in the unopened container but once opened it needs refrigeration.
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