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amandarose23 | Sep 10, 201904:55 PM     4

So I had tomatoes (plum I believe - but slightly larger maybe?) on my counter in the store plastics bag for 5 days. I totally forgot that my husband got them. When I opened them they seemed totally fine, but one was a little softer. Do you think these are safe to use? And have you ever had tomatoes left at room temperature for that long? I looked it up and said 1-5 days once ripened, but my husband said these already seemed ripened (not over), at the store-so I’m assuming it’s been longer than that.

Do you think these are safe to use and would you use them? I usually keep tomatoes in the refrigerate so I’m unsure! We had them on the counter Bc they say they taste better that way - but of course I ended up forgetting about using them!

Thanks!

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