I bought a tube of the Whole Foods brand of tomato paste today. I typically buy the Amore brand.
I like to have a tube on hand when a recipe calls for a small amount (if recipe calls for a decent amount, I'll use the small can and freeze any leftovers).
When opening up the WF box. It said refrigerate after opening, and use within two weeks. Huh, two weeks??? If I had to toss after weeks, that would negate the benefit of buying the tube.
I always kept the Amore brand for many months without second thought. I wonder if WF is different, or they are just doing a generic answer and being super conservative for protection. I think I will ask customer service next time I'm there.