PROPER HANDLING

The leading cause of most food-borne illnesses is improper food handling, preparation, and storage. Follow these tips to ensure good seafood quality and safety:

1.) - Only buy seafood from reputable, commercial sources.

2.) - When you are food shopping, purchase seafood last and keep it cold. 

3.) - Fresh fish, shucked oysters and scallops have a mild, fresh sea breeze odor. A strong, fish odor generally is 
not acceptable.

4.) - Clams and oysters (molluscan shellfish) should be purchased alive. Shells of live clams and oysters may 
open naturally but will close tightly when tapped, indicating that they are alive. Discard any dead ones.

5.) - Store seafood in leak-proof containers for up to two days in the coldest part of your refrigerator at 32-38 F, or 
3 to 10 months frozen. Shelf life will vary depending upon product form and species.


Never store live (in the shell) oysters or clams in air-tight containers. Place them in a container with a lid that  
is slightly ajar and refrigerate for no more than five days. Oysters and clams will naturally open during storage.  Tap the shell lightly. If it does not close, it is dead and must be discarded. If you have seafood storage questions, ask us.

6.) - Thaw seafood in the refrigerator - never at room temperature. To use frozen seafood immediately, thaw under 
cold running water (one to two hours per pound of seafood) or use the microwave defrost setting.

7.) - Prevent cross-contamination between raw seafood and other food product Wash your hands with hot soapy water before and after handling raw seafood.


Do not drip seafood juices on counters, utensils or other foods

 

Thoroughly wash containers that held raw seafood before using them again.

8.) - Always marinate seafood in the refrigerator, never at room temperature.

Discard the marinade after use.

9.) - When in doubt, throw it out! Do not taste a food that you think is spoiled.

The leading cause of most food-borne illnesses is improper food handling, preparation, and storage. Follow these tips to ensure good seafood quality and safety:

Sorry, we do not pack in ice. We have Gel Packs available for your convenience. Purchase as many as you like and on your next visit to Delaware bring them back and we will replace them with freshly frozen ones absolutely free. 

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