Thread: to eat or toss?
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:34 PM   #56
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Re: to eat or toss?

Originally Posted by Vivhop98 View Post
You can get botulism from canned goods and it can be very deadly.
But botulism would be present from the start, it wouldn't appear as the canned good aged. The "expiration" date on commercial canned goods is merely a best buy date. The quality begins to degrade at the point, it doesn't become dangerous to eat. My husband is on immuno-suppresants for life, I've had to sit through many food safety classes because of his status... I am not the least bit concerned about canned soup 3 months past it's date.

If you're uncomfortable eating it, that's fine, I understand. But there's no proof that it's dangerous at all.
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