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SMOKED SALMON, COMMERCIALLY VACUUM-PACKAGED - UNOPENED

Refrigerator
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2-3 weeks or date on package
Freezer
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2-3 months

Tips

  • How long does an unopened package of smoked salmon last? The exact answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep the smoked salmon refrigerated at all times.
  • How long does an unopened package of smoked salmon last in the refrigerator? Properly stored, unopened smoked salmon will typically last for 2 to 3 weeks, or the date on the package, in the fridge.
  • Can you freeze smoked salmon? Yes, place the salmon in the freezer before the number of days shown for refrigerator storage has elapsed.
  • You can maximize the shelf life of unopened smoked salmon in the freezer by overwrapping the original packaging with airtight heavy-duty aluminum foil, plastic wrap, or freezer paper or place the package inside a heavy-duty freezer bag in order to prevent freezer burn.
  • How long does an unopened package of smoked salmon last in the freezer? Properly stored, it will maintain best quality for about 3 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - smoked salmon that has been kept constantly frozen at 0? will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How long does an unopened package of smoked salmon last after being frozen and thawed? An unopened package of smoked salmon that has been defrosted in the fridge can be kept for an additional 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator before using; an unopened package of smoked salmon that was thawed in the microwave or in cold water should be used immediately.
  • How can you tell if an opened package of smoked salmon is bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the smoked salmon: signs of bad salmon are a sour smell and dull color; discard any salmon with an off smell or appearance.

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