I've always wondered about something in restaurants. On tables I see bottles of soy sauce, ketchup, hot sauce, etc. and it seems this stuff is left out on the tables, unrefrigerated, day in and day out.
How can this stuff go unrefrigerated even for just a day? Do they dump out all the stuff at night and refill them with fresh stuff in the morning?
I hesitate to use the Sriracha sauce because I imagine it's been sitting out, unrefrigerated for days on end. Blech! And the soy sauce? When was it put out on the table? Doesn't it ever go bad?
At home, I keep all that kind of stuff refrigerated until it's actually being used. I don't leave it out overnight, and if it inadvertently gets left out, I throw it away.
Anyone know the scoop on this?