This is a wonderful way of enjoying the goodness of fresh crabmeat, especially if you don't have the time to 'pick your own'. This product has been cooked and hand picked then packaged and vacuum packed. The product is pasteurised to give an extended refrigerator shelf life and date labelled. No additives or preservatives, just the best natural flavour. Every care has been taken to remove all traces of shell, although some small pieces may remain. Up to four weeks shelf life.