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Posted: 1/26/2014 7:22:37 AM EDT
Canned soup expired in 2010, still good to eat?

I've got some expired 2010, 2011, 1013 ect.....eat or throw out?

Link Posted: 1/26/2014 7:23:35 AM EDT
1013? That one probably not...

2010? Sure. Open it, smell it, taste it.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 7:24:01 AM EDT
Eat it as long as it doesn't bulge. I eat older cans all the time.

I've found the newer pop top cans do develop corrosion right along the seam of the poptop, and am cautious with those.

I've noticed Chef Boy Ardee has switched back to normal cans, but Dinty Moore, Hormel, etc... are still using pop tops.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 7:25:03 AM EDT
I've had chicken soup from 2007. It didn't have the flavor of new, but I didn't get sick either.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 7:25:07 AM EDT
Its not "expired". Its past its "best by" date.

Eat it.

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Link Posted: 1/26/2014 7:25:10 AM EDT
Originally Posted By WildApple:
Canned soup expired in 2010, still good to eat?

I've got some expired 2010, 2011, 1013 ect.....eat or throw out?

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It's ok to eat it, I have eating some older that that.
The best test is the smell test, if it smells OK, it's ok to eat it.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 7:25:54 AM EDT
I have some at home a bit older than that and the contents taste like metal. Otherwise it isn't spoiled or bad in any way. The soup just tastes like crap.

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Link Posted: 1/26/2014 7:26:37 AM EDT
It's a $1-$2 can of soup. Throw it away and get a new one.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 7:27:36 AM EDT
There's enough sodium in that product to make it last FOREVER.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 7:29:01 AM EDT
Eat it, you will be fine.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 7:29:21 AM EDT
I just ate a package of Mountain House Beef Teriyaki that expired in 2006. It was fine.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 7:29:34 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By robplumm:
1013? That one probably not...

2010? Sure. Open it, smell it, taste it.
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True, people during the Middle Ages didn't understand food safety very well....


Link Posted: 1/26/2014 7:29:56 AM EDT
Is it bulging or rusty? If not, then it isn't expired.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 7:30:28 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By mrkma:
It's a $1-$2 can of soup. Throw it away and get a new one.
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Link Posted: 1/26/2014 7:30:39 AM EDT
Take one for the team. Eat it and get back to us with the results.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 7:30:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/26/2014 7:31:13 AM EDT by GarandM1]
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Originally Posted By ED_P:
Eat it as long as it doesn't bulge or has dented or broken seams. I eat older cans all the time.

I've found the newer pop top cans do develop corrosion right along the seam of the poptop, and am cautious with those.

I've noticed Chef Boy Ardee has switched back to normal cans, but Dinty Moore, Hormel, etc... are still using pop tops.
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This. The expiration date is more of a food quality issue, than a safety issue.


Link Posted: 1/26/2014 7:30:42 AM EDT
most dates are for stock rotating purposes, and to cause people to go buy more when they dont need it. Not that it is "bad" past said date
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 7:31:10 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By mrkma:
It's a $1-$2 can of soup. Throw it away and get a new one.
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I'd shoot it, just for the lulz.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 7:31:20 AM EDT
That 2007 Healthy Choice tasted good last year.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 8:19:12 AM EDT
Got some hot sauce?
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 8:20:08 AM EDT
If the can isn't swollen, it's safe to eat.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 8:26:48 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By GarandM1:

This. The expiration date is more of a food quality issue, than a safety issue.


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I've had numerous packaging engineers say this.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 8:30:46 AM EDT
I think there is a law that mandates all food have some kind of expiration date on it. Air is a foods worst enemy. I'd say that as long as something is air tight it could long outlive it's expansion date by several years.
I once drank a 20 year old Pepsi and I'm still here.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 8:32:44 AM EDT
My parents were eating rations from ww2 and Korea in basic durin the 70s. I think you are ok.

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Link Posted: 1/26/2014 8:33:19 AM EDT
I had an experience this week with a restaurant 2-pack of saltine crackers. I was nuking some chili, saw a bag of crackers left over from an office lunch and grabbed a few packs. I put the first saltine in my mouth and about threw up. I was like I just ate a spoonful of bondo. The chemical taste was aweful. I emailed Keebler and got this reply:

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I never knew a cracker could go bad. This was one bad cracker!


Link Posted: 1/26/2014 8:35:59 AM EDT
Ten years is my personal limit
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 8:42:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/26/2014 8:52:22 AM EDT by cyborg543]
Basically it works out to a simple equation

save $1 on a can of soup vs the risk of spending a few days vomiting


Link Posted: 1/26/2014 8:43:39 AM EDT
http://www.hormelfoods.com/About/FAQs/FAQs

Read the canned food part.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 8:49:03 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 8:50:34 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By mo98:
http://www.hormelfoods.com/About/FAQs/FAQs

Read the canned food part.
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no facts allowed, PLEASE

we only accept personal experience and random bickering

http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?parentnav=FAQS_BYTOPIC&FAQ_NAVIGATION_ID=FOOD_FQ&FAQ_NAVIGATION_TYPE=FAQS_BYTOPIC&contentid=faqdetail-24.xml&edeployment_action=retrievecontent
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 8:51:28 AM EDT
Your canned food will still be safe to eat for 100 years. As other have said as long as the can is not compromised.

Here food was tested that was found on the bottom of the Mississippi river.

Canned Food Storage Life
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 8:53:23 AM EDT
should be fine. I am not a doctor though.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 8:55:31 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By mrkma:
It's a $1-$2 can of soup. Throw it away and get a new one.
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Fuckin 1%ers throwing away perfectly good food.























Link Posted: 1/26/2014 10:01:13 AM EDT
I would eat it without hesitation
I had some canned chicken(great value WM brand) that was 2yrs past and tasted great,I kept several cans to try again in another couple of years.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 10:03:04 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By cyborg543:
Basically it works out to a simple equation

save $1 on a can of soup vs the risk of spending a few days vomiting


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Don't sell the weight loss opportunity short.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 10:04:24 AM EDT
I voted throw out since soup is cheap, but if the can isn't bulged, and it smells ok, its probably ok to eat...although I would not since I can afford to buy fresh food.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 10:33:12 AM EDT
I'm not putting back all these emergency canned goods to throw them out!

If later in life I have to choose between starving and eating slop, I know I'll pop the top.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 11:17:59 AM EDT
note...

"BEST BY X date"

Does not mean EXPIRED by X date.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 11:20:39 AM EDT
I still have soup from 01 its fine as long as it doesn't explode when you open it
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 11:23:22 AM EDT
Expired canned foods make excellent reactive targets.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 11:36:21 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 11:37:26 AM EDT
Just in case this don't go well
I got dibs on guns, ammo and optics

Eat up bub
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 12:16:01 PM EDT
As long as the can isn't corroded it should be OK.

Eat it or throw it out..

If it is spoiled, don't feed it to your dog.

Option 4 is a NOGO. I've sorted food donations for the local food drive a few times and they would have thrown it out. by their rules, packages can't be more than 30 days past the expiration date to keep.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 12:24:49 PM EDT
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True, people during the Middle Ages didn't understand food safety very well....
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Originally Posted By robplumm:
1013? That one probably not...

2010? Sure. Open it, smell it, taste it.


True, people during the Middle Ages didn't understand food safety very well....


comment plus avatar win
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 12:34:47 PM EDT
I ate some 50 year old tuna

Didnt smell like fresh tuna...but lived through it
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 12:36:41 PM EDT
I would also avoid if the can is dented. I was told that there is a coating on the inside of the can that can be compromised if the can is dented.
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