It is a type of meat product made from roughly chopped meat and other ingredients. There are number of types of sausages, differing from the raw materials used (type of meat, composition of spice mixtures, etc.) and processing method.

Salamis are divided into three groups depending on the heat-treatment that passes during production. The first group consists in soft meat products, the second heat-treated so-called durable and third not heat-treated, durable.