How to Tell if  Shrimp is Bad

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To ensure you enjoy tasty and fresh shrimp that are safe to eat, you should know how to recognize signs of spoilage!

Foul Odor

One of the most apparent signs of spoiled shrimp is a foul or ammonia-like odor. Fresh shrimp should have a mild, slightly briny smell.


Fresh shrimp should have a translucent appearance and be either light gray or slightly pink in color.


If the shrimp feels excessively slimy or has a slippery coating, it is best to discard it.