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Clam FAQ's

How long do littlenecks keep? If properly handled and refrigerated at 40° - 45°F, our clams should last a minimum of seven days. Check out our Handling Tips section for more information/recommendations.

How do you know when they are cooked? Clams are fully cooked when they open completely.

Can I eat them raw too? If you have certain health conditions that place you in an at-risk category, you should not eat raw clams. These include diabetes, liver disease, hemochromatosis, or any illness or medical condition that weakens the body's immune system. If you are unsure about your risks, please consult a physician.

How are your clams packaged? In bags containing 25 to 500 clams.

How do you ship your clams? Dedicated refrigerated seafood carriers or air freight.

How long does it take for a clam to grow from egg to market size? Approximately 2 1/2 to 3 years

Feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.

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