Storage: Your shell oysters will arrive on frozen gel packs. Immediately place shell oysters in the coldest part of your refrigerator. If you are receiving larger quantities of shell oysters, oysters can be place in a cooler with ice. Never freeze shell oysters.
Inspection: Always discard of any oysters that are open and do not close.
Expiration: Shell oysters will arrive with a shell stock tag that reveals location of harvest (body of water), harvest date and expiration date.
Preparation & Consumption: Shell oysters are washed at our Crabville plant. There is no cleaning necessary. Shell Oysters can be consumed raw or roasted.
Thoroughly cooking foods of animal origin such as shellfish reduces the risk of food borne illness. Individuals with certain health conditions such as liver disease, chronic alcohol abuse, diabetes, cancer, stomach, blood or immune disorders may be at higher risk if these foods are consumed raw or undercooked. Consult your physician or public health official for further information.