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