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#1 trubertq

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Posted 08 March 2015 - 08:01 PM

Hi all,

 

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.


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Posted 09 March 2015 - 05:57 AM

Hi all,

 

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.

 

Dear trubertq,

 

As  you know, it technically depends, inter alia, on Quality criteria, storage conditions (eg packaging, temperature), reference source.

 

Published  references predictably disagree, eg –

 

Attached File  frozen salmon.png   65.46KB   0 downloads

 

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.

Attached File  frozen fish storage,WFLO,2008.pdf   93.02KB   16 downloads

 

This link claims (best case) 12 months (presentation unspecified but probably "whole") -

http://www.finesalmo...mon_as_Food.asp

 

I predict traded frozen goods are labeled  minimum 1yr,eg   –

http://www.copperriv...olesale-frozen/

 

IMEX generic frozen fish products often get 2yr, rightly or wrongly.

 

Are you seeking support for any particular value ? :smile:

 

Rgds / Charles.C

 

PS - there's probably a Codex document for this product also.

 

PPS - some documents also differentiate the species of salmon -

 

Attached File  frozen salmon varieties.png   40.21KB   0 downloads

(quick freezing preservation of foods, Pruthi,1999)

 

 


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Posted 09 March 2015 - 11:01 AM

I suspect the people in question are looking for 2 years because that's what pelagic frozen gets, but I shall have to advise otherwise unless I get a reference. From my own research I'm getting 8 months to 1 year. That'll go down like a rat sandwich......


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Posted 09 March 2015 - 01:11 PM

I suspect the people in question are looking for 2 years because that's what pelagic frozen gets, but I shall have to advise otherwise unless I get a reference. From my own research I'm getting 8 months to 1 year. That'll go down like a rat sandwich......

 

Dear trubertq,

 

It's a fact that 2 years is not a very popular published recommendation. And if the packaging/container is not up to scratch, validatably so. :smile:

 

I have previously had to rely on some (2-3) genuine, frozen, organoleptic extended shelf-life data as a generic fish examples  boosted by customer / parent Company specs. One time used  conformity to import taxation rules also. :smile:

 

Rgds / Charles.C

 

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 01:37 PM

I have found 1 year maximum of shelf life, stored at -30ºC.

 

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 01:38 PM

Thanks RuiM,

 

That's exactly what I'm looking for!


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