How Long Does Smoked Salmon Last in the Fridge?

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Whether salmon is hot-smoked or cold-smoked, the fish lasts around a week in the fridge once opened. Unopened packages of smoked salmon can last for months. It is crucial to observe labels that may indicate expiration dates.

When frozen, both hot- and cold-smoked salmon last for many months, up to a year for best quality. Most smoked salmon packages have a best-by date, though it is usually good for a few days afterward. To tell if salmon has gone bad, check its texture, smell and look. Any smoked salmon that is slimy, smelly or has a color significantly different from freshly purchased smoked salmon is likely spoiled and should be thrown in the trash.

When frozen, both hot- and cold-smoked salmon last for many months, even up to a year for best quality fish. Most smoked salmon packages have a best-by date, though it is usually good for a few days afterward. To tell if salmon has gone bad, check its texture, smell and look. Any smoked salmon that is slimy, smelly or has a color significantly different from freshly purchased smoked salmon is likely spoiled and should be thrown in the trash.