hi. I have live oysters to bring home from work (fridge to fridge). They were caught yesterday. Will they be safe to eat?
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If oysters are safe to eat, they should be tightly closed or they should close tightly when you tap them. And then they should be open - and not just a crack - after you've steamed them, if you do. I wouldn't serve them raw unless you know when they were caught. And for future reference, if you're going to refrigerate them, I would put the container over (not in) ice water in the fridge. Or over damp seaweed.
Be sure not to close the container - the oysters need to 'breathe'.