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How long does an opened package of hot dogs stay good in the fridge?

I don't think the three day rule applies to hot dogs. How long are they good for? Just regular package of hot dogs opened. Not heated up by me at all.

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Asked by staciandababy at 4:22 PM on Jun. 25, 2013 in Food & Drink

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  • Oh, about 20 years. LOL! Really a very long time if kept cold. How old are they?

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 4:26 PM on Jun. 25, 2013

  • Once they are opened I would throw them out past 5 days or so, but you can freeze them

    Answer by missanc at 4:27 PM on Jun. 25, 2013

  • Opened, not more than 3 days if they were wrapped up good. Once that vacuum seal is gone it's game on for bacteria!

    Answer by tessiedawg at 4:28 PM on Jun. 25, 2013

  • i think they are good for about 5 days if they're sealed properly after opening. i usually buy 2 packs and freeze one.

    Answer by tnm786 at 4:29 PM on Jun. 25, 2013

  • They've never lasted long enough at my house for me to know. Lol.

    Answer by PandaGwen at 4:33 PM on Jun. 25, 2013

  • We go through them really fast here but I put them in a zip lock bag and I think they stay good for at least a couple weeks.

    Answer by GarysWife1991 at 4:38 PM on Jun. 25, 2013

  • Damnit, mixed answers. I don't remember when I opened them. Maybe around 4-5 days ago.

    Comment by staciandababy (original poster) at 4:41 PM on Jun. 25, 2013

  • I say 3 to 5 days roughly. If you put them in a zip lock bag or container.


    Answer by louise2 at 5:04 PM on Jun. 25, 2013

  • How do they look? Are they slimy?

    Answer by PandaGwen at 5:23 PM on Jun. 25, 2013

  • If you opened them four or five ays ago, I'd say sniff them and if they smell okay, they're probably fine. Heat them up good and hot, or slice them up really thin and cook them in barbecue sauce or something so you know they got heated through.

    Answer by Ballad at 5:29 PM on Jun. 25, 2013

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