The process of preserving meats by stuf‘ng salted, chopped meats Žavored with spices into animal casings dates back thousands of years, to the ancient Greeks and Romans, and earlier. The word “sausage” has been derived from the Latin word “salsus,” which means salted, or preserved by salting. Sausages and sausage products have since evolved into a wide variety of Žavors, textures, and shapes resulting from variations in ingredients and manufacturing processes.