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Old 10-17-2009, 10:18 AM   #11
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it will decompose and turn to a mush, open it up and look.
That is absolutely, positively, & DANGEROUSLY UNTRUE!!! Food infiltrated with deadly botulism can look absolutely pristine & have no terribly off smell, taste, or texture. That is what makes it so deadly.

If you have a can of food that's bulging - no matter how slight - or open a jar of something, homecanned or not, that appears suspect in any way, you need to throw it out immediately. In the case of a bulging can, absolutely DO NOT attempt to open it up!!! It could easily burp open in your face, splattering you with its poisonous contents. Just THROW. IT. OUT.
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Old 10-17-2009, 10:21 AM   #12
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Yep, do NOT open the can. Toss it. You can afford another $0.50 for a new can easier than you can afford the medical bills.
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:30 PM   #13
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Ok I was speaking from experience here. I was cleaning out the pantry and found a con of tuna that had been there for years. It had no bulging of the can and looked like it was a new can of tuna with one exception I use a sharpie pen and but the date on all of the cans in my can pantry, this can was pushing 5-6 years. I opened the can No bad smell at all! smelled like caned tuna! but it had a mushy texture. I did throw it out and I Did taste it no bad flavor just the texture.
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Old 10-17-2009, 07:52 PM   #14
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Guts, no offense, but just because you did an incredibly dangerous thing and came out fine is not reason to advocate others do it. You could put one bullet in a gun, spin the chamber, and put it to your head and pull the trigger and live another day, but that does not mean you should do it.
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Old 10-18-2009, 12:20 AM   #15
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As GB said Guts, you got lucky. Your guardian angel was on duty.
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Old 10-18-2009, 01:35 AM   #16
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Original post: How does someone know when a can of tuna is bad?

Lulio said nothing about the being dented or bloated can !!!

I stand by my post # 10 to this point.

post # 14 Now you are going to have to tell me how opening a can is like putting a bullet in a gun??? QUOTE [(incredibly dangerous thing)] ? for opening the can that looked ok with no signs of bloating or denting ???

I see no harm in opening a can we all do it daily don't we? All I said was open the can and you can look. I Did Not tell any one to eat it did I? Like I said in post # 13 I have done this Have You? why is every one so ready to scold me or tell me I was wrong for opening a can.

I do not think I said any thing wrong. You just didn't reed the question post #1... and that was my answer to it. post # 10
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Old 10-18-2009, 07:31 AM   #17
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Guts, tasting tuna that is 6 years old with an off texture is not smart.
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Old 10-18-2009, 11:38 AM   #18
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GB will you please address my post # 16
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Old 10-18-2009, 11:42 AM   #19
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I did address it in post # 17.
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Old 10-18-2009, 11:47 AM   #20
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So what you are saying it is unsafe to open a can? May I ask do you ever open a can?


I would also like to here from BreezyCooking & Alix on post #13 Do they never open cans?
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