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Old 01-27-2008, 08:47 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by mozart View Post

Throw them out....
I would toss them too because of the smell, but according to the link you provided mozart, they sound like they would still be OK to eat. Am I missing something that you saw in that link? Here is what I saw...
After 2-1/2 to 3 years, quality may begin to deteriorate, although the contents would still be safe.

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Old 01-28-2008, 09:48 AM   #12
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To me, canned pears keep until the can starts to deteriorate. If the can shows no sign of bulges or dents or leaks, the contents should still be good. If, once you have opened the can, you notice a discolouration, a smell or little bubbles in the liquid - don't risk it, ditch it.

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Old 01-29-2008, 08:29 PM   #13
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Canned Pears

Originally Posted by CharlieD View Post
I've had cuple of canes of Del Monte pears, for quite a while actually, not sure how long though. So finally today I opened them, they looked good, tasted fine, but the smell was the smell of a barell of hering. How long canned fruits should less. There was no date on the can. I also had a can of peaches, I'm sure just as old and that was fine.
Hi CharlieD,
If, on opening the can of pears they don`t smell right then they are not right!


After binning the cans, make sure you wash your hands, knives, boards and any kitchen equipment and kitchen surfaces which the cans and the contents of the cans may have touched, thoroughly in VERY, VERY, hot water to remove any toxins.

All the best,
p.s. If this is about a commercial kitchen, I would advise the use of a steam cleaner.

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