TipsHow long does raw shrimp last in the fridge or freezer? The exact answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep shrimp refrigerated at all times.How long does raw shrimp last after the sell-by date? After shrimp are purchased, they may be refrigerated for 1 to 2 days - the "sell-by" date on the package may expire during that storage period, but the shrimp will remain safe to use after the sell by date if they has been properly stored.Unopened raw shrimp may be kept in its original store packaging when refrigerating; to maximize the shelf life of shrimp, do not open the package until ready to use.How long can raw shrimp be left at room temperature? Bacteria grow rapidly at temperatures between 40 °F and 140 °F; shrimp should be discarded if left out for more than 2 hours at room temperature. To further extend the shelf life of raw shrimp, freeze; when freezing, place shrimp in the freezer before the number of days shown for refrigerator storage has elapsed.You can maximize the shelf life of shrimp in the freezer by overwrapping the original store packaging with airtight heavy-duty aluminum foil, plastic wrap, or freezer paper or place the package inside a heavy-duty freezer bag in order to prevent freezer burn.How long does raw shrimp last in the freezer? Properly stored, it will maintain best quality for about 3 to 6 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.The freezer time shown is for best quality only - shrimp that has been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely. How long does raw shrimp last after being frozen and thawed? Shrimp that has been defrosted in the fridge can be kept for an additional 1 to 2 days in the refrigerator before cooking; shrimp that were thawed in the microwave or in cold water should be cooked immediately. How long does shrimp last in the fridge once it is cooked? Cooked shrimp will usually stay good for 3 to 4 days in the fridge and 4 months in the freezer.How to tell if raw shrimp is bad? The best way is to smell and look at the shrimp: signs of bad shrimp are a sour smell, dull color and slimy texture; discard any shrimp with an off smell or appearance.
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