SAUSAGES (INCLUDING PORK, BEEF, CHICKEN OR TURKEY) — COOKED
How long do cooked sausages last in the fridge? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions — refrigerate sausages within two hours of cooking.
To maximize the shelf life of cooked sausages for safety and quality, refrigerate the sausages in shallow airtight containers or wrap tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil or plastic wrap.
Properly stored, cooked sausages will last for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator.
To further extend the shelf life of cooked sausages, freeze them; freeze in covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags, or wrap tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil or freezer wrap.
How long do cooked sausages last in the freezer? Properly stored, they will maintain best quality for about 1 to 2 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
The freezer time shown is for best quality only — cooked sausages that have been kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.
How long do cooked sausages last after being frozen and thawed? Cooked sausages that has been thawed in the fridge can be kept for an additional 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator before cooking; sausages that were thawed in the microwave or in cold water should be eaten immediately.
How long do cooked sausages last at room temperature? Bacteria grow rapidly at temperatures between 40 °F and 140 °F; cooked sausages should be discarded if left for more than 2 hours at room temperature.
How to tell if cooked sausages are bad? The best way is to smell and look at the sausages: signs of bad sausages are a sour smell and a slimy texture; discard any sausages with an off smell or appearance, do not taste first.
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