Friday, February 17, 2017

#10 Cans, Long Term Storage & Spoilage ??

I do store #10 cans of Freeze-Dried/Dehydrated vegetables because it is convenient, tastes great and they have a shelf-life of 10-15 years.

Wednesday, I was re-organizing and re-inventorying my long term stored foods when I noticed one can of my Tomato Powder the top and bottom of the can is bulged about ¼ inch! (They are normally flat). The can that is bulged is 4-5 years old and this is the first time I have experienced a bulging #10 can. I’ll contact Honeyville Farms and see what they have to say about it and let you know.

Something must be alive inside that can and I want to know what it is as I’ve been eating out of another can and have several more cans in storage. Tomato Powder makes outstanding tomato sauces and I use it often.

Link to Tomato Powder:


Here’s the can with a straight edge across the top, the bottom is bulged the same amount.


Lot I.D. and date. Looks like it was packaged in 2013 and about when I bought it. First 2 numbers are the year, next 3 the julian date and last 2 numbers is a production code.


A #10 can of Freeze-Dried Corn showing what the cans normally look like a flat top and bottom.



10 comments:

  1. Wow, that's crazy!! I hope they reply to you, please keep us updated as to what happened (and mildly curious to see what's inside, or not, ha). We have a closet with some long term storage cans, I haven't checked in a year or so, I need to look at them closely. Thanks!!

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    1. I sent an e-mail to Honeyville and so far they have acknowledged receiving it (auto reply I'd guess). As soon as I hear something I'll let you know.

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  2. Very acidic vegetable not suitable for storage.

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    1. I'm not sure what you're talking about. This posting is about freeze-dried tomato powder where there is no water or oxygen used in the storage. Acids would be inactive in such an environment.

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  3. that's why people like can foods

    bloated cans are good warnings

    live long and free always

    Wildflower

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    1. Hi Wildflower,
      Yes cans will show you if there is a spoilage issue going on inside. I'm just surprised to see it in my #10 cans of long term freeze-dried stored foods.

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  4. Has to be a bad crimp . I never would have expected that with a powder.

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    1. Could be a bad crimp, the can does look normal, not dented etc.

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  5. "When in doubt, throw it out."

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