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Does jerky need to be refrigerated?

I know this may seem like a stupid question, since jerky is meant to have a long shelf-life, but I have squid jerky that a friend sent me from Korea. The packaging is all in Korean. I am trying to figure out how long it could be left out after it's been opened because, unlike beef jerky, I can't eat much of it in one sitting--it's too tough.


Asked by AmourSpork at 4:55 AM on Apr. 26, 2011 in Food & Drink

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Answers (10)
  • Nope it doesnt, but if you already put it in the fridge...then it should probably stay there.

    Answer by Wish2Be at 7:53 AM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • Normal jerky doesn't need to be refrigerated, but I don't know about squid jerky - never heard of the stuff. I would go ahead and keep it in the fridge just to be safe.

    Answer by scout_mom at 9:20 AM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • If it were me, I would go ahead and refrigerate it since you cant read the label, whats it gonna hurt? Either way it's gonna slow the ageing process. Wow, I've never heard of "squid Jerky!"


    Answer by anichols1 at 6:00 AM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • if you are in doubt I would refridgerate it. We vacuum seal all of ours and keep it in the freezer.

    Answer by daerca574 at 9:03 AM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • I make jerky and have never refrigerated it.

    Answer by adnilm at 9:54 AM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • If in doubt, refrigerate.

    Answer by MommaSiete at 1:06 PM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • doesn't have to be but you can if you want to

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 1:13 PM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • i would just to be safe

    Answer by ilovemyboys84 at 1:25 PM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • No you do not have to put it in the fridge

    Answer by iam4you2 at 9:06 PM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • no

    Answer by tazdvl at 11:40 PM on Apr. 26, 2011