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Long Shelf Life Makes Seafood a Solid Choice

March 2, 2011

Shelf-stable foods are something that people often ask about when they call or e-mail Crown Prince. Just as seafood can be eaten in many different ways, people seek out shelf-stable foods for a variety of reasons.

Some are interested in assembling disaster preparedness kits, which is a good idea in areas prone to blizzards, tornados, hurricanes or earthquakes. Hikers and campers are also interested in non-refrigerated foods, as are home cooks stocking their pantries with ready-to-use ingredients.

Canned seafood is one of very few low-fat protein sources that does not require refrigeration or freezing, making our products a good choice for many of the people we hear from.

Sardines in Tomato Sauce

Sardines in Tomato Sauce

How Long Does Canned Seafood Last?

Except for anchovies, all of our products have a shelf life of three to six years. Anchovies have a shelf life of two years when stored in a cool place, preferably in the refrigerator. As with any canned product that has been stored for a period of time, it’s always a good idea to make sure the can isn’t leaking, bulging or damaged prior to consumption.

In addition to being sterilized and shelf-stable, our products are ready to eat straight from the can. No cooking is required, and many Crown Prince products are popular as a simple appetizer or atop a cracker. (Of course, you can always make a good thing better by incorporating fish into one of our seafood recipes for family dinners or special occasions.)

Canned Albacore Tuna

Canned Albacore Tuna

Storing Opened Seafood

Once you’ve opened a Crown Prince seafood product, remove any uneaten portions from the can and place them in a well-sealed container. Refrigerate immediately and use the remainder within two to three days of opening the original can. If you’re anything like us those leftovers disappear quickly, so storage isn’t much of an issue.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. September 17, 2011 10:26 pm

    where on the can is the shelf life

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