Originally Posted by thegroove
The other day I left out some deer sausage overnight, it was frozen when i left it on the counter and wrapped in plastic / butcher paper. If I cook it thoroughly can I still eat it? My roommates claim it has gone "bad" now.
This would be useful knowledge in case power goes out and food starts going bad.
Sausage was originally made to PRESERVE the meat/food for later consumpsion.
Modern versions of 'Sausage' doesn't have the cooked or smoked, or salted preservation that earlier sausage did, but it takes quite a while to go 'Bad'...
If it was frozen when you laid it out, you should be safe.
'Deer' or 'Beef' sausage won't have the problems 'Pork', 'Bear', or any kind of Pickerel animal would have uncooked, so again, you should be safe.
I have Deer made into 'Summer Sausage' and I don't refrigerate it at all, just seal it up in vacuum bags and hang it in the Cellar, but I DO use the old time recipes where the meat is salted and smoked before it's tubed.