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How long do shucked oysters last?

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Shucked oysters last up to a week when stored at temperatures that are less than 35 degrees Fahrenheit, the temperature recommended to impede bacterial growth. Shelf life is reduced at temperatures above 40 F. Regardless of refrigeration, oysters purchased shucked should be consumed by the expiration date on the container.

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How long do shucked oysters last?
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Freshly shucked oysters can be placed in a shallow, airtight and waterproof container, then stored in a home freezer. Frozen shellfish, including oysters, should be stored at temperatures below zero. Shucked oysters that are more than a few days old, however, should not be frozen. Frozen oysters should be thawed in the refrigerator and not at room temperature.

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