@Screamin under 40 degrees isn’t really specific enough to answer…frozen is under 40 degrees and you could keep it there for years if properly packed! I am assuming though that you mean in a fridge? The answer on that is going to be 3-4 days sadly. I know it seems like they should be longer but they wont do much longer than that! My suggestion is to get them in the freezer quickly after vac packing! Then just thaw them out a package at a time.
If I made some fresh sausage, grilled it to 160, let it cool, vacuum packed it and stored at under 40 degrees, how long do you think it would last? Is this a risky venture? I have done a lot of smoked sausage that I vacuum packed, froze and when ready to consume, poached in water. Am curious how long it will last if not frozen. Freezer space is a premium and since I discovered this site, which has caused my output to outrun my freezer space.
@Crawrugger Fat is key for flavor and texture!