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?
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.
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.
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...)