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Posted: 1/5/2006 8:58:55 PM EST
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Found an 8 oz. can buried in the back of the pantry (been there a couple of years I guess) and happen to have some sliced pastrami and rye bread so a reuben sandwich was sounding good. The can was kind of bulging and when I punctured it on the electric can opener juice shot out everywhere and there are some small black spots on the inside wall of the can . MAybe the bulging can just means it has gotten ripe. It smells and looks like sauerkraut so what do yall think, give it a chance ? There isn't an expiration date on the can so how bad could cabbage and salt really get ?
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Posted: 1/5/2006 8:59:37 PM EST
The real question is "can canned saurkraut ever be good?"
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Posted: 1/5/2006 9:01:39 PM EST

Originally Posted By LANCEMAN:
Found an 8 oz. can buried in the back of the pantry (been there a couple of years I guess) and happen to have some sliced pastrami and rye bread so a reuben sandwich was sounding good. The can was kind of bulging and when I punctured it on the electric can opener juice shot out everywhere and there are some small black spots on the inside wall of the can . MAybe the bulging can just means it has gotten ripe. It smells and looks like sauerkraut so what do yall think, give it a chance ? There isn't an expiration date on the can so how bad could cabbage and salt really get ?



I wouldn't eat it. Probably gas expansion form some sort of reaction causing it to bulge... (A guess..)

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Posted: 1/5/2006 9:01:54 PM EST
I once heard of a can of saurkraut holding up a gas station, so yes, they can go bad...
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Posted: 1/5/2006 9:03:46 PM EST

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Originally Posted By LANCEMAN:
Found an 8 oz. can buried in the back of the pantry (been there a couple of years I guess) and happen to have some sliced pastrami and rye bread so a reuben sandwich was sounding good. The can was kind of bulging and when I punctured it on the electric can opener juice shot out everywhere and there are some small black spots on the inside wall of the can . MAybe the bulging can just means it has gotten ripe. It smells and looks like sauerkraut so what do yall think, give it a chance ? There isn't an expiration date on the can so how bad could cabbage and salt really get ?



I wouldn't eat it. Probably gas expansion form some sort of reaction causing it to bulge... (A guess..)

Go to the store and buy some new stuff.



Aren't gas expansion and consuming cabbage kind of the same thing after it is all said and done anyway ?
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Posted: 1/5/2006 9:05:36 PM EST
This is a test of darwinian merit.

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Posted: 1/5/2006 9:05:51 PM EST

Originally Posted By LANCEMAN:

Aren't gas expansion and consuming cabbage kind of the same thing after it is all said and done anyway ?



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Posted: 1/5/2006 9:07:09 PM EST

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Posted: 1/5/2006 9:09:43 PM EST
It was rotten, fermented cabbage when they canned it.
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Posted: 1/5/2006 9:10:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By GreyGoose:
It was rotten, fermented cabbage when they canned it.



+1

Maybe it actually tastes better now.
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Posted: 1/5/2006 9:11:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By GreyGoose:
It was rotten, fermented cabbage when they canned it.



+1

Maybe it actually tastes better now.



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Goes great with Brats and Mustard.
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Posted: 1/5/2006 9:16:32 PM EST

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I once heard of a can of saurkraut holding up a gas station, so yes, they can go bad...



Yeah I remember hearing about that one.........

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Posted: 1/5/2006 9:30:48 PM EST
According to our friends with the USDA:

"While extremely rare, a toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum is the worst danger in canned foods. NEVER USE food from containers that show signs of “botulism”: leaking, bulging, rusting, or badly dented cans; cracked jars; jars with loose or bulging lids; canned food with a foul odor; or any container that spurts liquid when opening. DO NOT TASTE THIS FOOD! Even the tiniest amount of botulinum toxin can be deadly."

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Posted: 1/5/2006 9:39:26 PM EST
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Originally Posted By SkiShooter:
According to our friends with the USDA:

"While extremely rare, a toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum is the worst danger in canned foods. NEVER USE food from containers that show signs of “botulism”: leaking, bulging, rusting, or badly dented cans; cracked jars; jars with loose or bulging lids; canned food with a foul odor; or any container that spurts liquid when opening. DO NOT TASTE THIS FOOD! Even the tiniest amount of botulinum toxin can be deadly."

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Posted: 1/5/2006 9:42:36 PM EST

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How would you know if it were bad?



I was just thinking the same thing.
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Posted: 1/5/2006 9:51:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By SkiShooter:
According to our friends with the USDA:

"While extremely rare, a toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum is the worst danger in canned foods. NEVER USE food from containers that show signs of “botulism”: leaking, bulging, rusting, or badly dented cans; cracked jars; jars with loose or bulging lids; canned food with a foul odor; or any container that spurts liquid when opening. DO NOT TASTE THIS FOOD! Even the tiniest amount of botulinum toxin can be deadly."

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uhoh, should have waited a few more minutes and read this before I made my sandwich
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Posted: 1/5/2006 10:00:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By LANCEMAN:

Originally Posted By SkiShooter:
According to our friends with the USDA:

"While extremely rare, a toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum is the worst danger in canned foods. NEVER USE food from containers that show signs of “botulism”: leaking, bulging, rusting, or badly dented cans; cracked jars; jars with loose or bulging lids; canned food with a foul odor; or any container that spurts liquid when opening. DO NOT TASTE THIS FOOD! Even the tiniest amount of botulinum toxin can be deadly."

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uhoh, should have waited a few more minutes and read this before I made my sandwich



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Posted: 1/5/2006 10:31:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By bastiat:

Originally Posted By LANCEMAN:

Originally Posted By SkiShooter:
According to our friends with the USDA:

"While extremely rare, a toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum is the worst danger in canned foods. NEVER USE food from containers that show signs of “botulism”: leaking, bulging, rusting, or badly dented cans; cracked jars; jars with loose or bulging lids; canned food with a foul odor; or any container that spurts liquid when opening. DO NOT TASTE THIS FOOD! Even the tiniest amount of botulinum toxin can be deadly."

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Posted: 1/5/2006 10:56:55 PM EST
If the can has bulged, it's gone bad.


However, sauerkraut has gone bad, even before they put it in a can.
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Posted: 1/5/2006 11:12:03 PM EST
I have no opinion as to whether one should eat old Kraut or not, (I eat it all the time and I'm still here)

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Eat old Kraut? Yuk!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted: 1/6/2006 5:06:50 AM EST
I'd get rid of it if I were you. A friend of mine had a similar situation - an old can of sauerkraut in the back of a pantry. Unfortunately, he wasn't as lucky or diligent as you, and did not find it in time. It burst! What a mess and smell. Yours is already on the way. you can ferment it some more until it bursts, or do the smart thing - use gloves, too.
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Posted: 1/6/2006 7:09:22 AM EST

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Well it's 10 hours later and there aren't any ill effects. Maybe the rotten cabbage just produces it's own gas naturally and any can of kraut will eventually start to innocently bulge and build pressure if given enough time. Still got half a can left, gonna make another sandwich for lunch.
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Posted: 1/6/2006 7:12:20 AM EST
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Posted: 1/6/2006 7:15:28 AM EST
If the can is bulged or pierced, don't eat it.

I just saw on THC the other day where one of Perry's cans of food was found in the Arctic after 118 years. It was open and fed to a cat, which suffered no ill effects.

As for those poo-pooing saurkraut, how ELSE does a civilized person eat a hotdog?

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Posted: 1/6/2006 7:19:03 AM EST

Originally Posted By SkiShooter:
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"While extremely rare, a toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum is the worst danger in canned foods. NEVER USE food from containers that show signs of “botulism”: leaking, bulging, rusting, or badly dented cans; cracked jars; jars with loose or bulging lids; canned food with a foul odor; or any container that spurts liquid when opening. DO NOT TASTE THIS FOOD! Even the tiniest amount of botulinum toxin can be deadly."

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Posted: 1/6/2006 7:30:04 AM EST

Originally Posted By SkiShooter:
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It sounds to me like ALL sauerkraut is veddy veddy bad.

They used to serve this for lunch at the elementary school I went to and I bet most of it went into the garbage.
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Posted: 1/6/2006 7:43:52 AM EST
If you aren't dead by now you're gonna be fine. Probably a Desulfo species of microbe. It produced hydrogen sulfide gas (the bulging). The black spots were the colonies. They are some of the more heat resistant species. Nothing to worry about.
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Posted: 1/6/2006 1:13:49 PM EST
Bulging can= so much mold growing on the inside that the pressure pushed it out.

Don't eat it.
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Posted: 1/6/2006 1:27:43 PM EST

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Bulging can= so much mold growing on the inside that the pressure pushed it out.

Don't eat it.



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Posted: 1/6/2006 1:33:54 PM EST
So much sodium in canned sauerkraut it is hard for it to grow mold. Likely the can was just beat up a bit.

A hot dog is just extruded entrails without a healthy dose of sauerkraut to top it off.
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The absolute worst smell I've ever come across is a can of cat food that exploded in a store I worked in. It was a nightmare getting the smell out of the store.

I agree that Darwin is calling you if you proceed to eat this. It is just sauerkraut after all. There's not much that's cheaper in a can for human consumption.
 

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