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Old 07-18-2009, 05:07 PM   #1
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Bad canned tuna?

Hello,

How does someone know when a can of tuna is bad?

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Old 07-18-2009, 05:22 PM   #2
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First off, if you have to ask, i'd probably automatically throw it out.

But second, if the can is dented or you can press the top down, that's also an automatic toss.

What makes you ask?
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Old 07-18-2009, 05:40 PM   #3
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I was just wondering how would someone know when a can of tuna is bad because of the smell when you first open the can.
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Old 07-18-2009, 06:08 PM   #4
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No one person would know for sure since everyone's sense of smell is different - especially when it comes to seafood. If you don't like the smell - THROW IT OUT. There's no logical reason for risking your life over a can of "might be spoiled" tuna.
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Old 07-19-2009, 02:47 PM   #5
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Thanks BreezyCooking,
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Old 07-19-2009, 03:36 PM   #6
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One more very important point - if you suspect canned food is "off", regardless of what it is, NEVER ever taste it "to be sure". That could end up being one of the quickest ways to the Emergency Room or the Morgue.
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One more very important point - if you suspect canned food is "off", regardless of what it is, NEVER ever taste it "to be sure". That could end up being one of the quickest ways to the Emergency Room or the Morgue.
I want to add to this, just for clarity: Your earlier tips about damaged or bloated cans are often signs of botulism. In cases where botulism is suspected, don't even open the can. Just getting botulism into the air is dangerous.
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Old 08-29-2009, 03:20 PM   #8
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The old adage "When in doubt, throw it out" comes into play, never take chances with your health when it comes to botulism
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Old 10-07-2009, 02:52 PM   #9
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Never heard of bad canned Tuna but I would agree w/ the other folks. Throw it out. Better than getting the runs.
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it will decompose and turn to a mush, open it up and look.
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