Q: How long can I keep oysters in my refrigerator?

A: Oysters are live animals, and best consumed as quickly as possible after purchasing. They do not get better with age! It is best to plan to purchase and use oysters the same day, or within a day or two at the most.

 

Q: What are the health benefits of eating oysters?

A: Take a look at our Oyster Nutrition page to find out!

 

Q: Are oysters really alive when I eat them?

A: Yes they are. In fact, if the oysters are dead, they are no longer safe to eat!

 

Q: Can oysters suffocate, for example, if I keep them in a plastic bag in the fridge?

A: The short answer is no, they cannot. Oysters, when taken out of water, switch to anaerobic respiration, or close, and do not breath, until re-immersed in salt water.

 

Q: How should I store live oysters?

A: Keep them refrigerated under 45 degrees, and keep them damp, but do not allow them to become immersed in fresh water. Any oysters that open, or gape and do not close should be discarded.