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Storage And Handling



Why do I have to keep Newport crabmeat in the refrigerator?

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Refrigerated canned crabmeat belongs to the "Perishable Seafood” category. It means that the product has to be kept refrigerated or chilled at all times. This helps ensure the product to remain fresh until the end of its shelf life.

What is the proper refrigeration temperature for this product?

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We recommend a range of 33°F -38°F. This helps to keep the product fresh and safe.

Shelf Life

What’s the shelf life of Newport canned crabmeat?

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Newport canned crabmeat has a shelf life of 18 months from the date of production, provided the product has been properly handled and kept refrigerated at all times.

How do I decipher the code on the can bottom so that I know that can is well within shelf life?

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It’s easy to interpret the Best used by date. It follows MM/DD/YYYY format. Please remember to check the Best used by date before use. Example: 09/24/2021

Can I freeze the crab meat?

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Freezing crabmeat softens the texture, so we don’t recommend it. If you choose to freeze crab meat, we suggest that you use up the extra crab meat into your desired recipe, put the meat in an airtight container, and then freeze.

How long can I keep the crabmeat in the refrigerator once the can is opened?

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We recommend no more than 2 days (48 hours) once the can is opened. Please use recommended refrigeration temperatures (33°F -38°F).

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