Shelf Life Tips
- How long does frozen mahi-mahi last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep mahi-mahi frozen at all times.
Properly stored, frozen mahi-mahi will maintain best quality for about 12 months in the freezer, although it will usually remain safe to eat after that.
Is frozen mahi-mahi safe to eat after the expiration date on the package? Yes, if properly stored - commercially frozen mahi-mahi 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 mahi-mahi will remain at peak quality.
How long will frozen mahi-mahi remain safe to eat? Frozen mahi-mahi 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 mahi-mahi is no longer good? If dry spots or discoloration have developed on the frozen mahi-mahi, freezer burn has begun to set in - this will not make the mahi-mahi unsafe to eat, but it will harm the texture and taste.
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