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liverwurst shelf life

Answered on January 31, 2014
Created January 31, 2014 at 12:58 AM

Bought Wellshire Farms Turkey Liverwurst a couple of weeks ago to see if we liked it before committing to a more Paleo-friendly version. Liked it...pulled it out of the fridge today with a sell-by/freeze-by date of 2/3. Is it still good? It was in a tube crimped on either end; I don't *think* vacuum-packed. I didn't see any heavy-duty preservatives on the label except "spices." Sell-by means "eat-by," right?

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on January 31, 2014
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Ok, it's an open package… generally, you've got a week or two then. Use your head, if it tastes off, don't eat it.

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I suppose because I had already unsealed the package and there was a suspicious lack of preservatives for it to be ok in refrigeration for 3+ weeks...I was stupidly worked up over it. However, my husband had no qualms about eating slices pan-fried in pastured butter, lol.

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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Considering it's not February 3rd, I don't know what the issue is.

Sell-by is not consume-by. Generally dates used on food are overly cautious. Consume-by is at least a week beyond sell-by. Often closer to 4-6 weeks.

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on January 31, 2014
at 02:28 AM

I suppose because I had already unsealed the package and there was a suspicious lack of preservatives for it to be ok in refrigeration for 3+ weeks...I was stupidly worked up over it. However, my husband had no qualms about eating slices pan-fried in pastured butter, lol.

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on January 31, 2014
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Slice and freeze in portion sizes next time.

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