Shelf Life Tips
- How long does frozen cod last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep cod frozen at all times.
Properly stored, frozen cod will maintain best quality for about 12 months in the freezer, although it will usually remain safe to eat after that.
Is frozen cod safe to eat after the expiration date on the package? Yes, if properly stored - commercially frozen cod will typically carry a “Best By," "Best if Used By," “Best Before”, or "Best When Used By" date but this is not a safety date, it is the manufacturer's estimate of how long the frozen cod will remain at peak quality.
How long will frozen cod remain safe to eat? Frozen cod that has been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely, as long as it has been stored properly and the package is not damaged.
How to tell if frozen cod is no longer good? If dry spots or discoloration have developed on the frozen cod, freezer burn has begun to set in - this will not make the cod unsafe to eat, but it will harm the texture and taste.
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