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CRAB — FRESH, COOKED, STILL IN THE SHELL

Refrigerator
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3-5 days
Freezer
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3 months

Tips

  • Refrigerate within two hours of cooking.
  • Refrigerate cooked crab in covered airtight containers or wrap tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil or plastic wrap.
  • To freeze, place whole cooked crabs in heavy-duty freezer bags or place in airtight plastic containers.
  • Freezer time shown is for best quality only — foods kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.

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