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Is this ground sausage safe to eat?

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deliosgirl Aug 2, 2013 11:36 AM

I purchased fresh ground pork sausage from the butcher on Monday. I forgot to put it in the freezer and I need to use it to make Scotch Eggs on Saturday. Is it still good? I haven't opened it yet.

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    FriedClamFanatic Aug 2, 2013 11:42 AM

    if refrigerated it should be ok. If you left it on the counter, well.sayonara

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    1. re: FriedClamFanatic
      drongo Aug 2, 2013 11:48 AM

      Sayonara to the sausage or to the eater? lol

    2. greygarious Aug 2, 2013 12:25 PM

      Open it and check the smell. It's probably got enough salt that it has not started to spoil. You might feel better about it if you freeze it now and thaw it Saturday (use a tightly-sealed bag submerged in cool water to quickly thaw it). That would kill some forms of bacteria, on the chance that any have begun to grow.

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        deliosgirl Aug 3, 2013 11:01 AM

        Thanks!

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