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Pickles Safety Query

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Bada Bing | | Dec 7, 2010 06:21 PM

I guess this isn't exactly a home cooking issue, but here it goes: I just opened a jar of Nathan's Kosher Pickle Halves that has been sitting a month or two in the pantry since purchase. On opening the jar, I heard a good deal of fizziness, like carbonation. Then I read the label and it says "always refrigerate."

Not that I'm willing to experiment with my health, but I am curious. Does spoilage create fizziness? And I don't think I've ever bought pickles that needed to be in the fridge for storage before opening. I suppose I might have got these from a fridge case at the market without noticing that fact. They just went into the pantry when I got home....

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