Health Tip: Enjoy Sausage Safely

(HealthDay News) -- Sausage is a popular choice for the summer grill, and there are many cuts to enjoy.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests how to enjoy sausage safely:

  • Look for the "safe food handling" label on the package, stating the product was properly processed and packaged.

  • Before buying, ensure that the sausage is tightly wrapped and properly sealed.

  • Buy sausage at the end of the shopping trip, which will help prevent premature thawing.

  • Store fresh sausage in the refrigerator. Eat within four days if cooked, and within two days if fresh. Freeze at below 0 degrees Fahrenheit

  • Make sure you cook sausage to an internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit. Refrigerate leftovers within two hours of cooking.

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