How long does imitation crab last once opened?
How can you tell if crab meat has gone bad?
Of the 8 specimens, 5 specimens tested positive for Salmonella Typhimurium. The outbreak investigators identified imitation crab meat as the source of the Salmonella outbreak.
Can you get salmonella from imitation crab?
The product is good for 100 days after thawing if it is unopened and intact. The store should be putting a ‘use by’ date on the product when they thaw it and put it out for sale. We recommend that you try to find out when the store thawed the product.
Fresh crab meat will keep 3-5 days in the refrigerator. The best way to store it is by surrounding the crab meat with ice.
Can you get sick from imitation crab?
Vacuum-sealed products that are pasteurized have a refrigerator shelf life of two months but, once opened, should be treated like fresh fish and used within three days. Imitation crab sold in loose form in trays in fish cases will keep in the refrigerator three to five days.