Originally Posted by CharlieD
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.
If, on opening the can of pears they don`t smell right then they are not right!
BIN THEM IMMEDIATELY.
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.