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How long will smoked salmon last once the package has been opened then stored in a ziplock in the refridgerator? Hasn't seemed to change color at all but has been 2 weeks. Not sure if it's ok since it's smoked.

asked by CaryNC over 3 years ago
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hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

added over 3 years ago

2 weeks is pushing it in my opinion. I'd probably toss it to play it safe. Per Colorado State University cold smoked salmon has a short shelf life of 1 to 2 weeks in the fridge and 1 month in the freezer. The longer it is stored the bigger the risk of Listeria.

added over 3 years ago

Guess I shouldn't give it to the cats either then. I just hate to waste food. Oh well better safe than sorry.


pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

added over 3 years ago

No question. Toss it. I never hold it for more than 2 days once opened. Even if it doesn't kill you or your cat it's going to taste skanky.


Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added over 3 years ago

Next time freeze it. Smoked salmon handles freezing really well.

added over 3 years ago

If your serious about storing food, a vacuum sealer maybe something you should consider investing in. They're not too costly and they do a much better job then resealable, ziplock bags.