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Discussion in 'Sausage' started by mrbeef, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. mrbeef

    mrbeef Smoke Blower

    So I found a box of polish sausage seasoning with natural casings that is probably 4 yrs old That hasn't been opened and also found pepper snack stick seasoning with collagen casings that has been opened. Found them in storage where it has gotten in the high 80's. I was gonna throw them away unless anyone thinks it would still be ok. The seasoning feels and looks fine but the natural casing has a light tan color to it.
  2. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I would not take a chance with the natural casings,seaoning may still be good.Buy new casings.IMHO

    Collagen casing should have been refrigerated after opening so cut your losses don't waste good meat.IMHO

  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Don't waste the Meat. Ground seasonings have no more than a one year self life if sealed. If the casing has seen humidity changes, not in air tight packaging, are probably not any good. Not worth messing with...JJ
  4. mrbeef

    mrbeef Smoke Blower

    Yeah that's what I figured, I'm gonna actually throw the seasoning aswell. Fresh is always best imo. Thanks for the reply.

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