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.