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Best Ways To Store And Use Shellfish

Best Storage

The fridge is the best place to store shellfish.

All raw fish and shellfish should be stored at the bottom of the fridge in a clean, sealed container to prevent it from touching or dripping onto other things.

Ensure your fridge is set between 0 and 4°C.

Can I Freeze It?


Use It Up

Shellfish should be cooked, eaten or frozen according to the instructions on the packaging. Frozen shellfish that has been defrosted should be cooked within 24 hours. You can keep cooked shellfish a few days in the fridge, or it can be frozen again. Defrost and eat within 24 hours. Always check the instructions on the packaging after purchasing. Shellfish such as mussels, clams and oysters that are raw or not thoroughly cooked can contain harmful viruses and bacteria that can cause food poisoning.

Did You Know?

Shellfish such as clams, lobster and crab can only last one day in the fridge, while scallops, shrimp and cooked shellfish can last up to one to two days. Frozen shellfish can keep for two to four months in the freezer.