How long does/do(?) lox last in the fridge?

Roommate and I opened a package of lox last Monday and have kept it in the fridge in a ziplocked bag ever since. Still good to eat or should we scrap it?

  • Posted by: danman
  • June 12, 2013


Jonah 4. August 12, 2019
Lox are very good. I find they are best with bagel, cream cheese, and fried Kenyan turtles. I have no knowledge on this question, however, I do believe they should not be refrigerated. This is my first review, I hope you like it and continue to read about my lox journey.
Kristen W. June 12, 2013
I can't speak for your lox in particular, but I have eaten week-old lox and it's been fine! I always do the smell test beforehand, though.
amysarah June 12, 2013
I agree with the smell test (also, if it develops a filmy coating -just, ew.) But I have to say I'm not too familiar with the concept of smoked salmon leftover for more than a day or's one of those things for me where resistance is futile.
drbabs June 12, 2013
We freeze lox and it seems to last forever. Maybe slight decrease in quality--make sure it's well wrapped.
healthierkitchen June 12, 2013
I do this too, but I've learned to check whether it's been frozen before. Those of us outside NY often get packaged that has already been frozen either before getting to or at the store.

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William W. June 12, 2013
With Lox, you always want to use the smell test. Does it still smell good. I would say after one week it is certain to still be good.
But in general, smoked fish is salted and smoked, aka, designed to last!
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