Storing Fresh Live Mussels and/or Clams:
Mussels and/or Clams must be cooked while they are still alive. Mussels and clams may tend to open in transit and this does not mean they have gone bad or died. They should smell like the sea. You can determine if the mussels are alive by tapping on the shell. If the shell slightly closes a little then they are good to go. Store mussels in the bottom of your refrigerator, covered with a damp cloth or wrapped in wet newspaper. They are best cooked the same day, but will keep, refrigerated at 40 degrees, for 3 to 5 days. After cooking, the Mussels and/or Clams should be open. If any do not open, please discard. Never freeze live mussels, unless they’ve been cooked in advance.
***Note: GML recommends mussels and clams be cooked on the day of arrival. We are not responsible for any overnight loss