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Posted: 1/26/2014 11:22:37 AM
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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Posted: 1/26/2014 11:23:35 AM
1013? That one probably not...

2010? Sure. Open it, smell it, taste it.
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Posted: 1/26/2014 11:24:01 AM
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.
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Posted: 1/26/2014 11:25:03 AM
I've had chicken soup from 2007. It didn't have the flavor of new, but I didn't get sick either.
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Posted: 1/26/2014 11:25:07 AM
Its not "expired". Its past its "best by" date.

Eat it.

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Posted: 1/26/2014 11:25:10 AM
[Jump To Reply]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?


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.
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Posted: 1/26/2014 11:25:54 AM
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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Posted: 1/26/2014 11:26:37 AM
It's a $1-$2 can of soup. Throw it away and get a new one.
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Posted: 1/26/2014 11:27:36 AM
There's enough sodium in that product to make it last FOREVER.
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Posted: 1/26/2014 11:29:01 AM
Eat it, you will be fine.
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Posted: 1/26/2014 11:29:21 AM
I just ate a package of Mountain House Beef Teriyaki that expired in 2006. It was fine.
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Posted: 1/26/2014 11:29:34 AM
[Jump To Reply]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....


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Posted: 1/26/2014 11:29:56 AM
Is it bulging or rusty? If not, then it isn't expired.
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Posted: 1/26/2014 11:30:28 AM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By mrkma:
It's a $1-$2 can of soup. Throw it away and get a new one.

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Posted: 1/26/2014 11:30:39 AM
Take one for the team. Eat it and get back to us with the results.
I seriously doubt it.
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[Jump To Reply]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.


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


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Posted: 1/26/2014 11:30:42 AM
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
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Posted: 1/26/2014 11:31:10 AM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By mrkma:
It's a $1-$2 can of soup. Throw it away and get a new one.
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Posted: 1/26/2014 11:31:20 AM
That 2007 Healthy Choice tasted good last year.
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Posted: 1/26/2014 12:19:12 PM
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Posted: 1/26/2014 12:20:08 PM
If the can isn't swollen, it's safe to eat.
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Posted: 1/26/2014 12:26:48 PM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By GarandM1:

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




I've had numerous packaging engineers say this.
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Posted: 1/26/2014 12:30:46 PM
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.
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Posted: 1/26/2014 12:32:44 PM
My parents were eating rations from ww2 and Korea in basic durin the 70s. I think you are ok.

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Posted: 1/26/2014 12:35:59 PM
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Posted: 1/26/2014 12:42:24 PM
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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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Posted: 1/26/2014 12:49:03 PM
Eat it. It won't kill you.
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Posted: 1/26/2014 12:51:28 PM
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.

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Posted: 1/26/2014 12:53:23 PM
should be fine. I am not a doctor though.
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Posted: 1/26/2014 12:55:31 PM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By mrkma:
It's a $1-$2 can of soup. Throw it away and get a new one.

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Posted: 1/26/2014 2:01:13 PM
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.
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[Jump To Reply]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




Don't sell the weight loss opportunity short.
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Posted: 1/26/2014 2:04:24 PM
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.
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Posted: 1/26/2014 2:33:12 PM
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.
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Posted: 1/26/2014 3:17:59 PM
note...

"BEST BY X date"

Does not mean EXPIRED by X date.
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Posted: 1/26/2014 3:20:39 PM
I still have soup from 01 its fine as long as it doesn't explode when you open it
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Expired canned foods make excellent reactive targets.
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Posted: 1/26/2014 3:36:21 PM
Food drive would immediately throw it away.

If not bulged, give it the smell test and if it passes, eat it.

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Posted: 1/26/2014 4:16:01 PM
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.
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Posted: 1/26/2014 4:24:49 PM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By GarandM1:
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....


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Posted: 1/26/2014 4:34:47 PM
I ate some 50 year old tuna

Didnt smell like fresh tuna...but lived through it
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Posted: 1/26/2014 4:36:41 PM
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.