I am brand new to sausage making. I made my first batch of venison summer sausage. I took what I wasn't going to eat soon or share over to my parents to use their vacuum sealer. I sealed them and put them in the freezer. We brought them home last night (frozen solid). They were forgotten and left on the table overnight (around 9 hrs total) and thawed out.
My questions is can I put them back in the fridge or freezer safely? They were made with cure and allowed to cure in the fridge for over 24 hrs before smoking. From what I understand, the idea behind summer sausage was that it could be stored at room temp for a period of time and that is how it is sold in the store. I'm not sure if there is specific handling/sterilization to make that ok. Everything I can find online about storage is recommending vac and refrigerate/freeze. I hate to throw it away, but it is not worth making myself or others sick over a few pounds of sausage.
Thanks in advance.