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Canned pumpkin with expiration date of April 2010...Use it or toss it?


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#1 ereks mom

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 12:04 PM

It's been stored in my pantry, and the can isn't damaged. The date on the can is a "Best Buy" date, so wouldn't that mean that it's still safe, just might not be premium quality? The brand is Libby's, that makes a difference.

Edited by ereks mom, 24 November 2010 - 12:06 PM.


#2 OnTheBrink

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 12:07 PM

I'd use it, provided there's no rust or dents in the can.

#3 NoPlaceLikeHome

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 12:09 PM

I'd use it, provided there's no rust or dents in the can.


:iagree: We did just the same several times in the past month and we are still here:D

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 12:10 PM

I would go by the condition of the can. Does it seem swollen? When you open the can, does it seem to 'pop' like there was pressure inside? If yes, then I would toss it. If no, and the pumpkin doesn't smell off, then I would use it.

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 12:14 PM

I would go by the condition of the can. Does it seem swollen? When you open the can, does it seem to 'pop' like there was pressure inside? If yes, then I would toss it. If no, and the pumpkin doesn't smell off, then I would use it.

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#6 Margo out of lurking

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 12:18 PM

I'd totally use it without a second thought.

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 12:22 PM

Use it. But with pumpkin, I always check that the can "sucks" when I open it. I've had cans of pumpkin (not even expired) sort of explode when I opened them. The cans weren't swollen.

#8 fairfarmhand

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 12:27 PM

i'd use it.