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    Canned Pork and Beans shelf life

    FYI if any of you are interested in canned food shelf life past the Best if Used by date

    I found some cans of Campbell's Pork and Beans in a basement corner shelf I had forgotten about.
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    Looked at the dates and they were from March 00 to November 2001
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    Opened them all up one at a time and found they had kept well.
    This is the can from March 00
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    Only one can had started showing the signs of spoilage
    From Nov 01 you can see it is loosing it's mositure
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    5 smelled normal, no bulges in the cans and the liner on the inside was bright.


    The can that spoiled had rust or some discolored metal on the inside and outside.
    The beans had turned a darker color than the contents of other cans
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    The birds, Opossum and Raccoon ate it all
    We thought about it for a long time, "Endeavor to persevere." And when we had thought about it long enough, we declared war on the Union

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    Honestly I've never had Campbells pork and beans. Grew up on Busch's baked beans though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by weasel_master View Post
    Honestly I've never had Campbells pork and beans. Grew up on Busch's baked beans though.
    I think Busch's are much better than Campbells .

    Campbells use to much sugar
    We thought about it for a long time, "Endeavor to persevere." And when we had thought about it long enough, we declared war on the Union

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    I like Busch's too. No doubt many can/jarred foods will be good long after expiration date. If you are hungry enough you will eat about anything.
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    ah so you had a bad can...


    was thnking they would have lasted forever...

    my daughter keeps a couple cans of peaches & pork n beans at all times here at the house... oh & a can of ravioli... LMAO she calls that her apocalypse stash.


    she obviously thinks it will be a short time event. :-0
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    When I was younger I carried a can of dog food when I was in the woods. I figured I'd only eat it if I was starving and not thE first night of being lost.
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    I have had some canned goods I put away for long term shtf storage blow up on me. Makes a heck of a mess. Now I just keep freeze dried.

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