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Easilyanxious Sat 18-Apr-20 23:53:21

Just went to get my shop brought jam out of the fridge and couldn't find it looked in cupboard and someone had moved it from fridge to cupboard but I had put in fridge as opened as that's what is advised on jar . Prob been in cupboard maybe 2 weeks at most ( that's last time I used it )
DH said should be ok (didn't sound too convinced though and think he may of moved it )but I'm not sure and think I should just ditch if to be safe
Have contacted manufacture for there advice
What would you do?

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Soontobe60 Sat 18-Apr-20 23:55:11

You do know it's a preserve? So unless it's one of those disgusting low sugar or diabetic jams, it will be fine in the cupboard.

Easilyanxious Sun 19-Apr-20 00:01:58

Not a low sugar one as don't like them either just a tesco own normal strawberry jam

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Soontobe60 Sun 19-Apr-20 00:03:59

Should be fine. I do, however, always use a teaspoon to get the jam out rather than a knife that's buttered the toast first. Can't stand crumbs in my jam!

Howzaboutye Sun 19-Apr-20 00:04:14

Unless there is mould marching across the top, it's totally fine to eat!
Jam is a way of preserving fruit for the winter. It's whole point is to keep.

BikeRunSki Sun 19-Apr-20 00:04:23

Unless it smells a bit funny, it will be fine. I only out jam in the fridge in very hot weather.

Soontobe60 Sun 19-Apr-20 00:04:34

Are you having jam on toast now?.? I just fancy a slice.

RJnomore1 Sun 19-Apr-20 00:05:44

You don’t keep jan in the fridge!

Redshoeblueshoe Sun 19-Apr-20 00:06:25

I have never put jam in the fridge.
Why would you ? confused

SpicedCamomile Sun 19-Apr-20 00:06:51

We never kept jam in the fridge as a child and it never went off.

64sNewName Sun 19-Apr-20 00:11:11

Jam doesn’t need to be refrigerated confused

MiddlesexGirl Sun 19-Apr-20 00:12:53

'In the old days' jam was never put in the fridge and was perfectly fine for months or years. Some of the low sugar jams do need to be refrigerated but the normal big standard Robinsons or Hartleys type is absolutely fine in a cupboard.

Ffsseriously Sun 19-Apr-20 00:13:01

I pick the mould off and eat never had foid poisoning grin

MiddlesexGirl Sun 19-Apr-20 00:13:46

Ignore the random 'big' .

ozymandiusking Sun 19-Apr-20 00:14:10

I don't keep jam in the fridge. The main reason is that I don't like cold jam on my lovely warm toast.
It doesn't need to be in the fridge.

alexdgr8 Sun 19-Apr-20 00:29:23

i have never heard of putting jam in the fridge.
how do you think people managed before fridges.
jane austen etc ate jam. they didn't have fridges, and neither did i as a child.
but it is important not to contaminate it, so always use a clean dry spoon to serve it. no double-dipping.
jane austen never would, she knew how to keep her jams pristine.

DramaAlpaca Sun 19-Apr-20 00:31:52

What? Of course it'll be OK.

Divebar Sun 19-Apr-20 00:37:23

It’s a preserve... the clue is in the name. If it was “ off” it would have mould on the surface and even then I’d dare say you could scrape it off and carry on using it with no ill effects. It does worry me that people don’t seem to learn very much about food and food safety anymore. Is that because everything is labelled with use by dates and best before dates so that we no longer use have considered opinions?

P1nkHeartLovesCake Sun 19-Apr-20 00:39:59

You contacted the manufacturer about this? Wtf? 😂

How many death by jam cases have you heard of?

Jam has a shit ton of sugar in to preserve it I promise you will live

Easilyanxious Sun 19-Apr-20 00:40:13

Thanks for replies , I do use knife but clean one and don't double dip
It .
I thought we used to keep jam in cupboard as well but on label it says to refrigerate once opened , ?
Have another make of jam as well will look to see what that says
Thank you all

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oncemorewithfeeling99 Sun 19-Apr-20 00:40:53

How strange to keep jam in the fridge confused It will definitely be fine.

FlowerArranger Sun 19-Apr-20 00:43:01

Have another make of jam as well will look to see what that says


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Mustbethewine Sun 19-Apr-20 00:43:01

A lot of people dont keep jam in the fridge, my grandmother being one of them. You'll be fine ☺

Haggisfish Sun 19-Apr-20 00:44:06

They all say to refrigerate to cover their arses! It’s fine out of the fridge unless it’s very hot for a prolonged period. And then you see very obvious white or green mould. Dh is a food microbiologist.

MigginsMs Sun 19-Apr-20 00:44:22

It should be fine, as others have said jam is a preserve

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