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Can you eat canned fruit after the best before date?

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2011-01-26 02:42:44
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I have routinely eaten canned fruit after their expiration dates. That applies to most canned foods as well. One that doesn't last is canned milk. Toss it after it expires. Beans. canned meat, veggies, soup etc, all last much longer than expiration dates without altering taste or texture much. As long as the can is not punctured it should last much longer. One reason for expiration dates is of course safety. The other being likely, that companies want to sell their products, even if you can't keep up to eating them. So go ahead oand buy on sale eat later.

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Of course you can! Its a BBF (best before) date so you can but not if its a USB (use by date), hope this helps


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it depends on if its canned or not. if its canned usually you can. if its bottled or in a bag its good for 2-3 after the experation date.


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no, canned fruit expires in can faster than other canned foods. Follow the expiration.


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List some items so that you may be helped more thoroughly..AnswerAll packaged goods are required to have a best before date printed on them.Since every type of fruit is difrent you will have to check the can.


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ely eat canned foods made by you after the best buy date


Fresh vegetables are not non-perishable. Canned goods are non-perishable but many canned goods have a "Best if used by" date or an expiration date on either the top of the can or the bottom of the can.


Generally factory-canned products can last for as long as 2-3 years, though they usually feature a best before/use by date.. If you packaged it yourself, the shelf life will be considerably shorter!


Usually the sell by date, but it is still a good guide to when it is ok to eat the food. If it's too long after the sell-by date, it probably won't be good anymore. The dates stamped on canned goods should indicate what they mean. The print will say, 'sell by' or 'use by' or 'best before' and so on, depending on food legislation in your area.


Home canned goods can be safely kept until the lid starts to rust or the seal is broken, but really should be used before the next harvest. Commercially canned stuff usually carries a best-by date. I wouldn't use it much past 6 months later.


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It should have an expiration date stamped on the can somewhere. If today is before that date, then it is ok to eat.



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