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CHORIZO SAUSAGE, DRY, SOLD UNREFRIGERATED - OPENED PACKAGE

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2-3 weeks
Freezer
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8-10 months

 

Tips

  • How long does an opened package of dry chorizo sausage last in the fridge or freezer? The exact answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep opened dry chorizo sausage refrigerated at all times.
  • To maximize the shelf life of opened dry chorizo sausage, place the opened package inside a resealable plastic bag or wrap tightly with aluminum foil or plastic wrap.
  • How long does opened dry chorizo sausage last in the fridge? Opened dry chorizo sausage will maintain best quality for about 3 weeks in the refrigerator.
  • To further extend the shelf life of dry chorizo sausage, freeze; when freezing, place dry chorizo sausage in the freezer before the number of days shown for refrigerator storage has elapsed.
  • You can maximize the shelf life of dry chorizo sausage in the freezer by overwrapping the original store packaging with airtight heavy-duty aluminum foil, plastic wrap, or freezer paper or place the package inside a heavy-duty freezer bag in order to prevent freezer burn.
  • How long does dry chorizo sausage last in the freezer? Properly stored, it will maintain best quality for about 10 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - dry chorizo sausage that has been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How can you tell if dry chorizo sausage is bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the dry chorizo sausage: if the dry chorizo sausage develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, or if mold appears, it should be discarded.

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