I say while it's cured (likely mass-dried in kilns these days) one should still cook it before consumption. Wife disagrees, says it's cooked and edible (admittedly not great) like salami and other Euro cured meats.
Summer is in full swing, which (hopefully) means trips to the park or the beach. If you’re taking a picnic along, you should know a few food safety rules so you can pack, transport, and eat your meal without the threat of food poisoning. Liz Weinandy