Can anyone here give me a reference for shelf-life on frozen,whole,gutted Salmon. The company will be carrying out their own shelf-life testing but that could take 2 years to complete so in the mean time I need a reference to see what we'll put on the label til we have our own testing done.
As you know, it technically depends, inter alia, on Quality criteria, storage conditions (eg packaging, temperature), reference source.
Published references predictably disagree, eg –
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generally (Google) data (ca. whole-Gutted) at around -18degC looked in range 4-12months.
This fairly authoritative-looking extract indicates 6-10 months for whole, gutted salmon. Relatively more at -23degC of course.
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This link claims (best case) 12 months (presentation unspecified but probably "whole") -
I predict traded frozen goods are labeled minimum 1yr,eg –
IMEX generic frozen fish products often get 2yr, rightly or wrongly.
Are you seeking support for any particular value ?
Rgds / Charles.C
PS - there's probably a Codex document for this product also.
PPS - some documents also differentiate the species of salmon -
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(quick freezing preservation of foods, Pruthi,1999)