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Is this sausage still good?

boogiebaby Sep 11, 2008 03:58 PM

I opened a pack of Hillshire Farms Smoked Sausage a few days ago for some red beans and rice and only used half. I put the other half in a ziploc bag in the fridge. Is it still good? I don't have the wrapper anymore so I don't know if it has a "use by" limit once it's been opened.

Edit: I think I opened it last Friday... so 6 days. I should toss it , huh?

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  1. Jennalynn RE: boogiebaby Sep 11, 2008 04:10 PM

    A few days... like Sunday or Monday?

    It will be fine.

    Those are pre-cooked, they're not raw... Just make sure you heat it all the way through.

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      Janet RE: boogiebaby Sep 11, 2008 04:11 PM

      Do the smell test. If in doubt toss it. I open sausage/hot dogs and use them over a week or so. Most often they will last many days.

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        adamshoe RE: boogiebaby Sep 11, 2008 05:17 PM

        Usually, if something is smoked, there are nitrates/nitrites in there too. That means your sausage should be fine till like, the election. (In 2012...)

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