A hard boiled egg can be kept safely at room temperature for approximately two hours. Refrigerate any hard boiled eggs that will not be eaten immediately; doing so will prevent spoilage and potential food-borne illness.
The unrefrigerated shelf life of cheese depends on its moisture content. Harder cheeses, such as Parmesan or Romano, have less moisture than soft cheeses like brie or ricotta. Soft, moist cheeses should not be left out for more than two hours. Hard grating cheeses can last longer.
The amount of time that cream cheese can be unrefrigerated depends on the room temperature. If the temperature is between 45 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit, it should be discarded after two hours out of the refrigerator. If above 90 degrees Fahrenheit, it should be discarded after one hour.
Yogurt remains safe to eat unrefrigerated for 4 to 6 hours. The processes used to create this dairy product increase the acidity of milk which also helps to prevent spoilage.
Take-out pizza from locations like Pizza Hut and Dominoes can be left out unrefrigerated for up to 24 hours. Pizza tends to become dry and hard when it sits at room temperature for too long.
Cooked beef should be refrigerated within two hours to maintain its safety. If the air temperature is above 90 degrees Fahrenheit, cooked meat should be refrigerated within one hour.
Orange juice should be safe to drink for up to four hours without refrigeration. After four hours without refrigeration, it is best to discard the juice.
According to the USDA, discard raw meat if it spends more than two hours above 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Even short exposures to room temperature can cause bacterial growth, so refrigerate meat promptly.
A baked apple pie can be stored unrefrigerated and at room temperature for up to two days. Once the pie has been cut into, it should be covered with foil or plastic wrap. An unbaked apple pie must be stored in the refrigerator or frozen.
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.