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Crab Meat

Buyer's Guide - Crab Meat

Handling and Preparation Instructions

Both fresh and pasteurized crab meat is already cooked and ready for use in your favorite crab recipes. Freshly cooked crab meat must be refrigerated. Pasteurized crab meat in a sealed can is nonperishable until the can is opened. For recipes, please refer to our Crab Place recipes section.

Pasteurized Crab Meat Shelf life:

Pasteurized crab meat has to stay refrigerated and has a shelf life of 6 months. Once opened, will last up to three days in the refrigerator; frozen, will last up to 6 months in the freezer.

Fresh Crab Meat Shelf Life:
  • Fresh: will last up to 3 days in the refrigerator
  • Frozen: will last up to 6 months in the freezer