How to select and serve frozen sea food safely

Agricultural products would always be the first choice when you think about serving frozen sea food. But sea foods can be a better option to. Sea foods contain high quality protein and other important vitamins and nutrients which are significant parts of a healthful and well balanced diet. A diet that is consist of fish and shellfish can absolute contribute to keeping heart and body healthy and as well as the proper growth and development of children. Just like any other foods, sea foods must be carefully handled and cooked before being served to avoid the risk of food borne diseases which is known as “food poisoning”.

Here are some basic sea food safety tips for buying frozen fish and shellfish.

Packaging Check

Be a responsible shopper by simply inspecting the packaging. Don’t buy the food if the package is old and tattered, open or crushed on the rims.

Label check

Always pay attention to what the label tells you regarding the food you wanted to buy. With sea foods, there’s a specific time and temperature indicated on their packaging. This is vital information which will help the shopper determine if the product has been stored at a desired and proper temperature to avoid the risk of spoiling them.

Storage Check

Frozen sea food can easily spoil when they de-froze during travel and left it at warm temperature for long. It’s better to pick the frozen meal from behind the freezer or at the bottom of the freezer case. Frozen foods in this area are stored perfectly and will stay healthy even before you have them in your own freezer.

Preparing the frozen seafood

Thawing frozen seafood is simple and easy. Placing them on the refrigerator overnight will do the trick. But if you want to do the process in no time at all you can put them inside a plastic bag, seal them and immerse it in cold water or you can even put them inside a microwave oven and put it in the “defrost” setting


Sea foods must be cooked to an internal temperature. The process must be very well done because uncooked sea food can easily spoil and have an ammonia odor.

Following these simple steps can lead you to a health frozen meal that will suit your needs and requirements. Frozen sea food can be as healthy as the fresh ones with the proper storage and cooking.

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