According to the FDA, cream cheese can be left out for up to two hours. In settings where the temperature is above 90 degrees Fahrenheit, cream cheese can only be left out for one hour.Know More
An unopened package of cream cheese that is processed using the cold-pack method remains fresh for one month past the sell-by date if refrigerated at or slightly below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. If the cream cheese is processed using the hot-pack method, which kills more bacteria than cold packing, it lasts for three to six months, refrigerated.
There are also shelf-stable varieties of cream cheese that do not require refrigeration until opened. Shelf-stable cream cheese stays fresh for three years if the package remains unopened.Learn More
Perishable foods should not be left out for more than two hours. After this, foods should be refrigerated or thrown in the trash. Otherwise, harmful bacteria may start growing.Full Answer >
Discard milk if it is left out at room temperature for more than two hours. Milk that remains at room temperature for an extended period of time grows bacteria and should not be consumed.Full Answer >
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.Full Answer >
As a general rule, raw chicken can be used if left out under two hours. It room temperatures are higher than about 75 degrees Fahrenheit, raw chicken safely can be left out for a shorter time period.Full Answer >