Can Applegate Products Be Eaten Out of the Package?
Most of our products are precooked and simply need to be heated. While you can eat them straight out of the package, we recommend that you prepare them according to the instructions on the package for the best flavor and texture quality.
Our dry cured products such as the Genoa Salami or the Pepperoni are not precooked but are not raw either. They undergo a process of dry curing, which uses natural ingredients like sea salt to cure meats over a period of time without using water. Due to this process, they can be eaten right out of the package, like a deli meat.
Some products are not precooked and need to be prepared before consuming. These include all of our bacon products and our frozen Turkey Burgers. Because they are first cured using natural ingredients like sea salt and celery powder, there is no health safety issue with consuming them uncooked, however, we do not recommend doing so.