- How long does frozen arctic char last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep arctic char frozen at all times.
Properly stored, frozen arctic char will maintain best quality for about 9 months in the freezer, although it will usually remain safe to eat after that.
Is frozen arctic char safe to eat after the expiration date on the package? Yes, if properly stored - commercially frozen arctic char 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 arctic char will remain at peak quality.
How long will frozen arctic char remain safe to eat? Frozen arctic char 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 arctic char is no longer good? If dry spots or discoloration have developed on the frozen arctic char, freezer burn has begun to set in - this will not make the arctic char unsafe to eat, but it will harm the texture and taste.
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