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LOX - SLICED AT GROCERY FISH COUNTER

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5-8 days
Freezer
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2 months

Tips

  • How long does lox from the grocery fish counter last? The exact answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep the lox refrigerated at all times.
  • To maximize the shelf life of lox from the fish counter, keep refrigerated and tightly wrapped in plastic or aluminum wrap.
  • Properly stored, lox from the grocery fish counter will last for about 5 to 8 days in the refrigerator.
  • Can you freeze lox purchased from the grocery fish counter? Yes, place the lox in the freezer before the number of days shown for refrigerator storage has elapsed.
  • To freeze lox, wrap tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil or place in heavy-duty freezer bag.
  • How long does lox from the fish counter last in the freezer? Properly stored, it will maintain best quality for about 2 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - lox that has been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How long does lox from the fish counter last after being frozen and thawed? Lox that has been defrosted in the fridge can be kept for an additional 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator before using; lox that was thawed in the microwave or in cold water should be used immediately.
  • How can you tell if lox is bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the lox: signs of bad lox are a sour smell and dull color; discard any lox with an off smell or appearance.

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