Dry sausage makes reference to fermented sausage which undergoes a moisture loss of up to 25% of the total.

Final water activity ranges from .85-.91. Typical pH ranges from 4.7-5.0. Many dry sausages are shelf-stable due to low water activity. With moisture protein ratio max. range of 2.25-3.7. Examples are Pepperoni, Salami.

Ref: 120887/2006-10-07

 

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