Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login

Site Notices
1/16/2020 9:48:49 PM
Posted: 11/21/2012 6:38:44 AM EST
I had 5 cans of green beans that just expired. Nothing wrong with them, just didn't eat them up.

Thanksgiving potluck is at work today.

A little onion, some bacon, some butter,... they're awesome.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:20:54 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 9:34:28 AM EST by kaos]
Expiration date is mostly for store use, so they know when to remove items from shelf by.
That stops people from claiming they just bought a 25 year old can of spam.

The 'Rule of thumb', and store labeling policy may have changed without me noticing, so I'm in for the discussion setting me straight.

ETA: All of the above except for tomato based stuffs.
They can tend to get a little metallic from the acidic nature of the product after several years.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 8:05:31 AM EST
I'm a sucker for green bean casserole!
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 9:23:42 AM EST
I'm of the opinion that as long as the can isn't dented or damaged it will last decades.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 12:31:56 PM EST
Originally Posted By Bhart89:
I'm of the opinion that as long as the can isn't dented or damaged it will last decades.


Me too.

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 12:43:21 PM EST
Originally Posted By Bhart89:
I'm of the opinion that as long as the can isn't dented or damaged it will last decades.


makes 3 of us.............so far
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 1:00:23 PM EST
I'm with the "forever unless the can is damaged" crowd. More to the point, "about to expire" means nothing. It isn't about to expire.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 1:16:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 1:17:18 PM EST by readyornot]
You guys haven't heard? They found a way to genetically modify food so that it can now tell time. They program in the expiration date and the second that date comes around BAMM, the food spoils. Or not
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 1:21:28 PM EST
Originally Posted By readyornot:
You guys haven't heard? They found a way to genetically modify food so that it can now tell time. They program in the expiration date and the second that date comes around BAMM, the food spoils. Or not


More likely the advertising companies who do the can artwork give kick backs to the FDA to demand an expiration date.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 1:49:10 PM EST
More importantly, I rotated my oldest food out and used it for something I would have had to buy anyway.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 2:12:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By rusteerooster:
Originally Posted By Bhart89:
I'm of the opinion that as long as the can isn't dented or damaged it will last decades.


makes 3 of us.............so far

me too. except raviolios, those little pasta circles taste pretty gross 2 years past date.
Top Top