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    Question Oops...maybe

    Started going through some old boxes in my hurricane storage closest, you know rotating food and checking stock levels. Opened a box labeled cookware and to my surprise it was full of canned foods. Best by dates range from 2016-2017. Guessing I bought those in 2013 or 2014. If I remember correctly I read a few articles that canned food pretty much never goes mad it just loses quality over time. Now do I use them or toss them?

    Probably $50-$70 worth of canned goods at today's replacement costs. Might be interesting to compare can quantities to newer stuff to see how much less each brand puts in their cans.

    Hope I don't find anymore.
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    If the containers are intact, you're more 'n likely good to go. Expiration dates are determined by lawyer-types who are far more concerned with liability, than anything else.

    Just my humble opinion. Your mileage may vary.
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    If the cans aren't rusted or bulging I'd use them for sure.
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    Found one can of tomato sauce that that seemed to have a little leakage around the top seam. I tossed it. After this virus stuff passes by I'll slowly start using them up. No need to risk my immune system right now.
    A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

    The 2nd amendment is not about hunting or shooting sports, it is about the citizens of this country having the means to protect themselves and the states from the tyranny, oppression, and misery of an over powering government. Modern rifles are a means for the citizens to stand up to an over powering government.





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    The more acidic the contents, the more likely it will be to get through the can eventually. Like your tomatoes, probably.

    Just do the vacuum and smell test.

    When you pierce the can, do you get the vacuum woosh like you should? If not, don't eat it. No pressure change means the can is pierced somewhere, even if you can't detect it. All cans should depressurize a little when you stick the can opener in it.

    Does it pass the smell test? Meaning, doesn't smell odd or rancid somehow?

    If a can passes both of those tests, it's likely okay to eat. There's a guy on youtube who eats WWII C rations and the like, using that test. He's still alive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mark38090 View Post
    If the cans aren't rusted or bulging I'd use them for sure.

    I'm in this camp, or maybe these guys could use them in an upcoming show!

    https://www.history.com/shows/eating-history
    “…democratic socialism, the great utopia of the last few generations, is not only unachievable but that to strive for it produces something utterly different – the very destruction of freedom itself. As has been aptly said: ‘What has always made the state a hell on earth has been precisely that man has tried to make it his heaven.'” F.A. Hayek

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishinkeylargo View Post
    Found one can of tomato sauce that that seemed to have a little leakage around the top seam. I tossed it. After this virus stuff passes by I'll slowly start using them up. No need to risk my immune system right now.
    And risk the toilet paper. Can risk the increase in usage from getting the trots.
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    Timing is everything! Sootch just posted this video today.

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    If there are not any obvious signs of defect then I would cookem up and eatem up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darbo View Post
    Timing is everything! Sootch just posted this video today.

    Thanks, just watched it. Makes me feel better.
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    The 2nd amendment is not about hunting or shooting sports, it is about the citizens of this country having the means to protect themselves and the states from the tyranny, oppression, and misery of an over powering government. Modern rifles are a means for the citizens to stand up to an over powering government.





 

 
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