food, and how long it actually lasts/is edible
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Posted 6/7/17 , edited 6/7/17
so, ive heard stories of ppl eating ramen, now, from hurricane Katrina, and its stilledible

I was wondering about other foods, like canned soups and stuff
how long till its actualy not edible? a month? a few months?

what about canned veggies??




im hungry right now and all I have is canned soup that is expired, 2 cans of tuna that aren't expired and some -non expired- Tyson nuggets the soups are 1-3 months "expired" and my 2 cans of veggies "expired" dec 2016
can I still eat it?
Posted 6/7/17 , edited 6/7/17

redokami wrote:
im hungry right now and all I have is canned soup that is expired, 2 cans of tuna that aren't expired and some -non expired- Tyson nuggets the soups are 1-3 months "expired" and my 2 cans of veggies "expired" dec 2016
can I still eat it?


Usually, as long as you keep your canned goods in a cool and dark place (pantries, cupboards, etc). Of course, I would typically suggest not eat the expired canned food. My grandmother had some yams from back in the 80's that she ate (back in 2012 or so?) and she survived to tell the tale. This isn't a "this works for everyone" kind of thing - it's solely about how you kept it and hold long ago they expired. Most sites suggest that if they're kept in proper storage (and your rooms aren't getting above 70ish degrees where they're stored), you can double the lifespan.
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Posted 6/7/17 , edited 6/7/17

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redokami wrote:
im hungry right now and all I have is canned soup that is expired, 2 cans of tuna that aren't expired and some -non expired- Tyson nuggets the soups are 1-3 months "expired" and my 2 cans of veggies "expired" dec 2016
can I still eat it?


Usually, as long as you keep your canned goods in a cool and dark place (pantries, cupboards, etc). Of course, I would typically suggest not eat the expired canned food. My grandmother had some yams from back in the 80's that she ate (back in 2012 or so?) and she survived to tell the tale. This isn't a "this works for everyone" kind of thing - it's solely about how you kept it and hold long ago they expired. Most sites suggest that if they're kept in proper storage (and your rooms aren't getting above 70ish degrees where they're stored), you can double the lifespan.


from the 80s? damn that's crazy


well they have been in cupboards, the tomato soup kinda smelled weird and was thick, I guess ill try the chicken and rice
Posted 6/7/17 , edited 6/7/17

redokami wrote:

from the 80s? damn that's crazy


well they have been in cupboards, the tomato soup kinda smelled weird and was thick, I guess ill try the chicken and rice


Main thing you have to worry about with starchy canned foods is mold. If there were a leak anywhere (even infinitesimal), mold will grow and that'll do a number on your stomach.

My grandmother was batshit crazy when it came to canned foods. She still had a can of canned oysters from the 60's that she was saving for some reason or another. I'm assuming she just expects that to be her way out of this world or something because there's not much to live for after diving into those things.
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Posted 6/7/17 , edited 6/7/17
cans last for a while - just take your time chewing on the rusty bits, thats where the flavor is
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Well canned food can usually last longer than what the expiration date states, I believe they can last a couple years more before it truly goes bad. If you're unsure if its still good just listen closely for a popping or hissing sound when you puncture the can, this shows that it remained air tight.

If the can is bulging even slightly its usually means that bacteria is growing in the can. Rarely it could just be that the pressure when and where it was sealed was vastly different from where it is now.

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Posted 6/7/17 , edited 6/7/17
have always been told 5-10 years for almost all canned good is the safe area. The expiration dates are usually more like a "best eaten by" and are mandated by the FDA to have some sort of expiration date. A great example is twinkies.. they use to not have an expiration date because it was all processed sugar and preservatives.. now they have a (6mo?) expiration date. As far as eating something from 30+years ago... idk personally I would go try grass clippings first.
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