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Food Storage Smarts

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Seafood Savvy

  • Shop for seafood right before you leave the store and use it within one to two days of purchase.
  • Fresh seafood should be wrapped in plastic or placed in an air-tight container in a refrigerator set below 40 degrees. Store fresh, pasteurized or smoked seafood at 32 to 38 degrees. Check the temperature with a food thermometer.
  • Store frozen seafood in its original packaging immediately after you buy it, in a freezer set at 0 degrees. Frozen seafood can be defrosted in the refrigerator, under cold running water or in the microwave (follow manufacturer’s instructions).
  • Use packaged frozen seafood before the expiration date. If the date has passed, discard it.



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