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Old 03-28-2016, 06:34 PM
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When I moved my Son threw out all my canned goods. How long is canned food good for?
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Old 03-28-2016, 07:38 PM
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I think it depends on what it is that is canned. Most things are safe to eat for many years, but some lose food value as they age. I have seen jellies last for ten years.
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Old 03-28-2016, 08:43 PM
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Years. As long as the seals are good. No bubbling or odd smells when opened.
Don is right, I've had jams last more than a decade, pressure canned veggies the same.

I find pickled things with metal lids go 'faster' than other canned things.
I'll be interested to see how the pickles with Tattler lids do over the long term.
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Old 03-28-2016, 10:17 PM
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When I moved my Son threw out all my canned goods. How long is canned food good for?
He needs a good spanking.

Most things last a lot longer than "experts" claim.

Never had any long term spoilage on any of my home canned.

I ate some dried wild mushrooms from 2008 and they still taste great. Same with hot peppers.

Cleaning out/using, freezer of old stuff this spring, found some 2009 broccoli (vac sealed) it's still tasty.
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Old 03-28-2016, 11:31 PM
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I don't have any "home" canned things.. What little of that stuff I make, I give away in a short time.. I have found cans of things in the back of the shelf that made me wonder.. How did that get there for that long ??

The only thing that was bad was a can of sauerkraut that swelled the can like a mini football.. Not a good experience...

The thing about long term with the Tattler lids sounds interesting...
I'd like to hear about that....

There is a site on the web that tells how long canned in cans goods will last after the "use by" date..
I guess a Google search will find that..

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Old 03-29-2016, 10:22 AM
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My grandmother did alot of canning and died in 1986. When my grandfather died 12 years later I was able to get some of the canned goods. Some where bad but most were discolored but still tasted good.
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Old 03-29-2016, 01:47 PM
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He needs a good spanking.

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Old 03-29-2016, 08:14 PM
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I have eaten "C" rations that were canned during WW2 and they were still edible, I won't say good. If the cans aren't swollen, rusty or corroded, chances are the food is still good. We hade some canned goods in the storm cellar and unknown to us they had gotten flooded and when I discovered it some were already spoiled and just 2 years old, you could predict which ones were bad pretty much from the outside and once opened you could definitely tell. Some one asked Jackie that question a while back and she had some first had experience with old canned good that were still fine. Like Ciderman said home canned goods may discolor but still be fine.
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Old 03-29-2016, 10:27 PM
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Some things like home canned green beans, start to loose color, and vitamins after a year, but as far as being eatable - yes, they are still good (as long as the lid lasts).

Obviously anything where the can is swollen or the lid has popped, should be dumped. It's only good for the compost pile (that is if it doesn't have too much salt in it)

The best test is your nose. Open them up, and take a smell. If they smell fine, then heat them (if they need to be heated), or taste - ie. pickles.
I always sniff every can I open, no matter how long the can has been around.

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Old 04-13-2016, 11:13 AM
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Thank you all for your help.
As for spanking him he is bigger than me now.
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Old 04-14-2016, 05:44 PM
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Thank you all for your help.
As for spanking him he is bigger than me now.

As for him being bigger. My son is 35, and a weight lifter. But I will always be able to whoop him

I was wondering if the canned goods were factory canned or home canned?

It used to be people trusted home canning more. But thanks to the food industry and the government propaganda. The opposite is now true
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Old 04-15-2016, 03:40 AM
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The canned goods are both
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