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Eggs should not remain unrefrigerated for more than two hours. Eggs should only be purchased from a refrigerated case, and they should be refrigerated again as soon as possible.


Milk should be kept refrigerated whenever possible and should be discarded if it spends more than two hours at temperatures above 40 degrees Fahrenheit. If a refrigerator loses power, it can maintain the safety of milk and other foods for up to four hours as long as it remains closed.


As a rule of thumb, soft cheeses, including cottage cheese, should not be kept out of a refrigerator for longer than a couple of hours. Some hard cheeses can be left out of the refrigerator nearly indefinitely, provided the room in which it is stored is maintained in a temperature range that does no


Cooked chicken will last 2 hours without refrigeration before it should be thrown away. If the temperature is about 90 degrees Fahrenheit, cooked chicken will only last 1 hour.


The Federal Food Safety department advises that yogurt held in temperatures above 40 degrees Fahrenheit should be discarded after 2 hours. Other dairy products such as milk, cream, sour cream, buttermilk, evaporated milk, soy milk and eggnog are also to be thrown out when subjected to the same condi


Hard-boiled eggs stay fresh for up to one week in a refrigerator, according to the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service. Water used for boiling removes the eggs' protective coating, increasing the chance that bacteria enters the shell.


Hard boiled eggs with the shell intact stay fresh for around 7 days. If the shell has been removed, they stay fresh for 4 or 5 days.


Fresh eggs are considered edible up to 5 weeks past the date listed on the carton as long as they are kept refrigerated at 45 degrees Fahrenheit or lower and are unprepared. The date on a carton of eggs is when the eggs were packaged in the carton.


Eggs can stay at room temperature for 2 weeks without losing their quality and still remain safe to eat. The United States Food and Drug Administration recommends storing eggs in the refrigerator immediately after purchasing them.


Store-purchased eggs should not be left out of the refrigerator for longer than two hours at a time. When left at room temperature, they can sweat, allowing the potential for bacteria to grow.