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How do you safely prepare hot dogs?

 
Hot dogs are precooked, but should still be cooked until hot throughout because studies have shown a high level of the bacteria listeria on hot dogs. The same general food safety rules apply to hot dogs. Keep hot dogs in the freezer for no longer than 1 or 2 months. They can be stored in the refrigerator unopened for 2 weeks. Once the package is opened, store for only 1 week.

 

 

 

Shannon Crosby, Dietetic Intern, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
 

 

 

 

 

 

Last update: Tuesday, May 05, 2009

 

 


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