How Can One Tell If Clams Are Bad to Eat?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 25, 2020 2:06:56 AM ET
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Clams whose shells have opened before being cooked are already dead, meaning that they are bad and need to be eliminated from the batch. Cooking bad clams with good clams can spoil the whole lot.