Will this dressing be safe at room temperature?
June 16, 2011 6:06 PM Subscribe
Why would bottled dressing with these ingredients need to be refrigerated before opening? Is it a safety issue or a quality issue?
posted by peep to Food & Drink (11 answers total)
Here are the ingredients: filtered water, distilled vinegar, HFCS, soybean oil, sesame oil, maltodextrin, salt, <2% of xanthan gum, spices, dehydrated onion, caramel color, and calcium disodium and EDTA.
I know that sesame oil can go rancid pretty easily, but I think there's only a small amount of it in there. And I don't know, it seems like all that sugar and vinegar would stabilize the dressing somehow?
This is a dressing that's not available where I live and I want some shipped to me. It's going to cost enough based on weight, so I want to avoid overnight shipping and/or ice packs, etc. Will I be safe if this stuff remains at room temperature for 3 or 4 days?