Shipping product to a friend

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by cmayna, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I want to ship some Jerky Salmon to a friend up in WA from CA.  It was smoked for a couple hours then dehydrated for 6 hours.  Would it survive the trip if I vacuum seal it?  I would probably priority mail it.
  2. if it would survive 3 days out of the fridge it would survive the trip. do you know if it would survive outside of the fridge? or is that the question? did you do anything other than smoke the dehydrate?

    happy smoken.

  3. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I`d do it with a couple of those little frozen ice packs in with it..
  4. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nope just smoke and then dehydrate.  A couple ice packs would probably be a good safety feature.
  5. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Did you use cure #1 and salt to prepare the fish ??  If not, vac packed and shipped in a warm environment, 40-140 deg F, is ideal for botulism to grow and/or pathogens....  read the links on Fish / Salmon etc. in my signature line.....    Dave

    Any member reading this, please copy in your smoking fish section for future reference...

    Packaging conditions that reduce the amount of oxygen present in the package (e.g. vacuum packaging) extend the shelf life of product by inhibiting the growth of aerobic spoilage bacteria. The safety concern with these products is the increased potential for the formation of C. botulinum  toxin before spoilage makes the product unacceptable to consumers.

    Achieving the proper concentration of salt and or nitrite in the flesh of salted, smoked, and smoke-flavored fish is necessary to prevent the formation of toxin by C. botulinum  type E and nonproteolytic types B and F during storage and distribution. In salted fish, the salt concentration alone is responsible for this inhibition. In smoked and smoke-flavored fish, salt works along with smoke and any nitrites that are added to prevent toxin formation by C. botulinum  type E and nonproteolytic B and F (Note: nitrites may only be used in salmon, sable, shad, chubs, and tuna - 21CFR172.175 and 21 CFR 172.177).
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2013
  6. X2

    I've sent snack sticks, summer sausage etc from CO to OH but nothing that doesn't have Cure in it and even then I get nervous and include the ice packs!

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