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How to Properly Handle Seafood

 
 

How do I prperly handle seafood? Not an uncommon question in our seafood market. No worries, we are here to help. We have complied information that will hopefully help answer most of your questions. Also, our seafood experts in the mar…ket are here to answer any questions you may have while shopping at Euclid Fish as well.

As with any type of food, the leading cause of foodborne illness is improper food handling, preparation, and storage. Lessen the risks of cross-contamination by following these tips when cooking with raw seafood.

Handling and Storage:
*When purchasing seafood, ask to have your product packed with ice.
*To store seafood in the refrigerator: washing product under cool water and pat dry with paper towel. *Wrap in plastic wrap and place in an air-tight container. Store in the coldest part of the refrigerator.
*Freeze Fresh seafood not prepared within two days.
*Store live shellfish in a well ventilated container covered with a damp cloth or paper towel; place in the coldest part of the refrigerator.
*For best results, thaw frozen seafood in the refrigerator, in a plastic bag under cool running water, or in the microwave.

Preparation:
*Keep raw seafood (and its juices) from coming into contact with any foods that are cooked or eaten raw.
*Do not use the same utensils and dishes used to handle raw seafood for any cooked foods until thoroughly washed.
*Thoroughly cook any food that comes into contact with raw seafood or its juices.

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