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Is it safe to eat chicken in a can if its after the expiration date?

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2011-01-01 07:17:17
2011-01-01 07:17:17

That depends how long after the expiration, how it has been stored and the condition of the can.

Usually, canned food has a "best by", not an "expiration". If the "expiration" is recent and the can has been stored properly and is in good condition, the contents could be safe. Whether or not to use it would be your decision.

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