Frequently Asked Questions
Check out our FAQs below to find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions we receive. If you have any other questions about our chicken sausage products, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
How are your chickens raised?
Our chickens are always raised humanely and respectfully, and given access to plenty of natural sunlight and space to roam about. They are never treated with growth hormones or antibiotics, so they can grow at natural rates and lead happy, healthy lifestyles.
What kind of casings do Bilinski's sausages have?
Our sausages have NO CASING– so there is no pork or lamb casing to remove!
How do I know if my sausage is still good to eat?
The expiration date will be stamped on the back of the packaging film, along with the product lot number. Our sausages are perishable, so it’s best to use them by the expiration date. Be sure to always keep Bilinski’s refrigerated or frozen.
Are Bilinski's products gluten-free?
Yes! ALL of our products are gluten-free, and wheat-free.
Why should I choose antibiotic-free?
At Bilinski’s, all of the chickens used in our Natural and Organic sausages are always raised without antibiotics. Why? The vast majority of antibiotics administered to chickens are given as growth promoters, to help them grow larger, faster, sometimes in crowded and unhealthy conditions. Overuse of antibiotics can lead to the rise of antibiotic resistant “super-bugs” and an increase in antibiotic resistance in humans due to overuse in the food supply.
In addition to being antibiotic-free, our Organic Bilinski’s flavors are Certified Organic by the USDA. Certified Organic foods are grown and processed according to federal guidelines addressing soil quality, animal raising practices, pest and weed control, and use of additives. We encourage you to learn more on the USDA website.
Does Your Facility Contain Any Peanuts or Tree Nuts?
Our facility is 100% peanut and tree nut free, so there is zero chance of cross-contamination!
Why do you say "skinless chicken" on your chicken sausage ingredients?
The USDA allows products to be labeled “chicken” even when they contain up to 20% chicken skins as filler. We don’t use any chicken skins in our sausages, just lean chicken meat. This makes Bilinski’s sausages very low in fat.
Can I freeze Bilinski's sausages?
Yes! You can freeze our sausages. For best results, move the sausages from the freezer to the refrigerator to thaw a day before you are ready to use them.
Where are Bilinski's Sausages made?
All of our chicken sausages are processed in our only manufacturing facility in Cohoes, NY. This helps to minimize the environmental impact often associated with national transportation and large factories.
What do I do if my favorite grocery store doesn’t carry Bilinski’s?
If you don’t see Bilinski’s at your favorite grocery store, you can request to speak to the store’s meat manager and ask them to order it! Unsure of next steps? We encourage you to reach out to our customer service team at 877.873.9102.
How should I cook Bilinski’s?
Since Bilinski’s are fully cooked there is no “wrong” way to prepare your chicken sausage. You can cook Bilinski’s quickly and easily on your stove-top skillet, the grill, or even using your air-fryer! Learn more about the best way to enjoy your Bilinski’s.
Are Bilinski's chicken sausages Whole30 Approved?
Yes! 12 of our Natural and Organic chicken sausage flavors are Whole30 Approved. Planning to start your Whole30 Program? Check out our Whole30 page to view our approved flavors and explore some delicious recipes!