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Nov 18, 2009 01:28 PM

When does smoked salmon/lox go bad?

I have smoked salmon/lox (for the bagel) that says to eat by 11/5. It is now 2 weeks later. Is it safe to eat???

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  1. Take a whiff. Spoiled smoked salmon or lox smells rank. You'll know if you need to throw it out.

    1. I keep it in a sealed Glad bag and no longer than a week.

      1. After five days, it goes south pretty quick. cheesemaestro is right: you will know immediately. Spoiled lox stinks. Bad.

        1. If it's fresh cut from a deli it's probably bad by now, but if it's a vacuum-sealed packet that's been kept refrigerated it may well still be fine. As others have said - open it and if it's bad your nose will know.

          1. When in doubt, throw it out. Not worth the tummy ache. Two weeks is too long, even if it passes the smell test.