Shelf Life Tips
- How long do frozen seafood dinners last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep seafood dinners frozen at all times.
Properly stored, frozen seafood dinners will maintain best quality for about 9 months in the freezer, although they will usually remain safe to eat after that.
Are frozen seafood dinners safe to eat after the ‘expiration’ date on the package? Yes, if properly stored - commercially frozen seafood dinners 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 seafood dinners will remain at peak quality.
How long will frozen seafood dinners remain safe to eat? Frozen seafood dinners that have been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely, as long as they have been stored properly and the package is not damaged.
How to tell if frozen seafood dinners are no longer good? If dry spots or discolorations have developed on the frozen seafood dinners, freezer burn has begun to set in - this will not make the frozen seafood dinners unsafe to eat, but it will harm the texture and taste.
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