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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.

 
AmourSpork

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.
    Wish2Be

    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.
    scout_mom

    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!"

    anichols1

    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.
    daerca574

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

  • I make jerky and have never refrigerated it.
    adnilm

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

  • If in doubt, refrigerate.
    MommaSiete

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

  • doesn't have to be but you can if you want to
    Christmaslver68

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

  • i would just to be safe
    ilovemyboys84

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

  • No you do not have to put it in the fridge
    iam4you2

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

  • no
    tazdvl

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