(Closed) Use canned goods past date stamp?

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m SURE it’s fine. Ive heard that canned goods used to not have expiration dates on them but then they put dates on them so people would throw them away and buy more…Esp since it’s only 2 months old (and not say, 2 years old) I think you’re okay to use it

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’d used it, how could it be any different than 2 months ago?

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’ve eaten vegetables more expired than that and they have been fine. Darling Husband works for Frito Lay and their expiration dates are about 6-9 mths earlier than the actual chips go stale. Its a marketing tactic to always have a fresh product out and consumption up.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t use them, but I have “food issues”.  Bad memories about expired food.  I heard the same thing as PitBullLover, they are good for an amount of time past the expiration.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’d open it up and see if it looks “normal”.  If so, go ahead and eat.  I definitely judge how far past an expiry date something is edible based on how long the date is.  Something that has a two year expiry date, two months probably doesn’t make too much difference.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

Yes, totally fine. The only food I worry about going past expiration dates are meat and dairy. And of course produce, but you can tell when they have gone bad. Canned and boxed goods last well past their expiration dates and I don’t think two months is a big deal. Now I probably would toss it after 4-5 months past the expiration date to be on the safe side. 🙂

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper

It would have made me nervous, too. I’m pretty bad about creating my own little paranoia about things like this.Tongue Out

Post # 11
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Helper bee

I read an article before that said that most boxed and canned goods are good long past the “best by” dates. Now I try to buy most of that stuff from bent and dent type stores where you can get better deals because the box is a little messed up, or because the it’s a month after the “best by” date. 

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