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Old 10-03-2008, 03:01 PM   #1
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I have a few things that have been in my pantry for a bit and had my heart set on chowin down (cream of mushroom, celery, chicken soup, tomato soup, etc). They all expired though ranging from a few months to like a year and a half. I always thought canned food was good for longer than that. Does it actually expire or is it like a best before date? Anybody take the risk of grubbin stuff past the date?
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Its fine, eat it
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dump it man how cheap are you .. you're going to have the watery *****
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An expiry date is a measure for when x product will no longer be within the manufacturing company's established quality specifications. It doesn't necessarily mean it won't be fit for consumption. However, my advice is, eat at your own peril! Click the image to open in full size.
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Try a little and then see what your stomach tells you. IMHO, I'd play it safe and toss it. But hey, deez be hard timez, yo.
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Yes it does go bad.

I helped out a friend who was cleaning out his parents pantry once and OMG it smelled so bad. The pantry only had canned food but the smell was so disgusting.
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Yes it does go bad.

I helped out a friend who was cleaning out his parents pantry once and OMG it smelled so bad. The pantry only had canned food but the smell was so disgusting.
That would mean the smell came from the pantry itself or an open can...which would make it not be a canned food anymore. Click the image to open in full size.

OP expiration date I believe is technically the date in which the store cannot sell it anymore.
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Dump everything u got in to a big bowl, cook all that **** up for hours and start a party, give some to ur friends and neigarborr. Let them test it first Click the image to open in full size.
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Click the image to open in full size. that sounds like something us asians would do
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That would mean the smell came from the pantry itself or an open can...which would make it not be a canned food anymore. Click the image to open in full size.

OP expiration date I believe is technically the date in which the store cannot sell it anymore.
Nope everything was still in the original can. Nothing was open. I think the food just sat there so long it started to decompose.
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take a bite and if you get sick... well, eat it anyway, cause you already got the squirts, might as well finish it. Click the image to open in full size.
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Nope everything was still in the original can. Nothing was open. I think the food just sat there so long it started to decompose.
the metal cans started to decompose? or did the food seep through the cans?
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who cares, canned food is like $.89 go buy a new one Click the image to open in full size.
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You damn right!!!! Many moons ago people eat rotten meats and drink dirtay wata.


Just dump all of them in big pot and start cooking and spreadz da luvvv. Click the image to open in full size.
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if it makes a sound when you open it, then dont eat it
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Nope everything was still in the original can. Nothing was open. I think the food just sat there so long it started to decompose.
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if the can is at all dented or warped, expanded, or when you open it there is a gaseous release or some of the food squirts out, throw it away

if not, it should be OK to eat. over a long time there is a chemical breakdown so the food might taste different, but as long as it is sealed, bacteria cannot grow.

edit: the expiration date is there because after that date there might be a breakdown in nutrients that would cause the food to taste different. which is why its put there from the manufacturer
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Shelf life "in excess of 10 years."

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