Shelf Life of Canned Foods

18 Feb

Last month I had a post about eating canned foods which were out of date. One of my readers said he had eaten some English Peas which were 4 years past the expiration date on the can. He sent some pictures to prove it.



The date on the can is 2008, and the peas were opened in 2012.


According to Doug, they tasted just fine. Again I want to urge you to use good judgment when eating out of date canned goods. Make sure the can is not dented or rusty. Open the can and smell the items, look at it closely, and taste a small amount. If it looks, smells and tastes OK, then give them a try. Keep rotating those preps everyone!


2 Responses to “Shelf Life of Canned Foods”

  1. michigan doug February 19, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

    tasted just fine. best use by date is something the gov came up with.

    • doublebhomestead February 19, 2013 at 8:54 pm #

      If I ever open an out of date can and it tastes terrible, I’ll think of you. HAHA!

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