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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Food processing and packaging is pretty amazing these days. I’ve found the occasional cup of plain yoghurt in the back reaches of my fridge that was well over one year past the sell-by date - turned out to be as good as fresh.

Last week I found a tin of sardines in oil in a cupboard which was stamped with a 2005 date (the tin, not the cupboard) so I guess I bought that back in 2002 or so. Didn’t smell bad when I opened it and the neighbor’s cat didn’t reject a piece of it either. Tasted like sardines usually do, and I’m still here...


13 posted on 11/20/2012 11:32:29 AM PST by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: Moltke

Canned foods have expiration dates mostly as a legal formality. Unless it’s infected with botulism, canned food will be good to eat for decades. It will lose its flavor, but very slowly.


15 posted on 11/20/2012 12:58:47 PM PST by Boogieman
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