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Old 04-13-2021, 11:34 AM   #1
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Dented Cans

I knew it used to be a thing that dented cans should probably be tossed, but with the coatings in current day cans of canned goods is this still a thing?

A Google search still brings up the possibility of health risks from badly dented cans that have been on the shelf. But what about if it just occurred during shipping?

BTW, I have not had a problem with minor dents in the past, but I just received a couple that are pretty banged up (despite no evidence of a broken seal).
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Old 04-13-2021, 12:22 PM   #2
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Generally dented cans are only a problem if the dent occurs on the seam on the can.
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Old 04-13-2021, 01:28 PM   #3
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I think that the main problem with the dented cans would be the coating breaking, and maybe the contents getting a metallic flavor. Unless, as TL noted, the ridge is dented, possibly breaking the seal, and you can't take chances with those.
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Old 04-13-2021, 02:21 PM   #4
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Thanks!

So based on these cans (and I should have included the photos in the OP), what would you do with them?


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I can see the seam in the first photo and it looks like the seam has not been creased. I would eat the contents.
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I can see the seam in the first photo and it looks like the seam has not been creased. I would eat the contents.
I agree, especially since the can isn't bulging, which would indicate spoilage.
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Old 04-14-2021, 03:58 AM   #7
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My wife is the queen of dented cans.

Ain't killed us yet.
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Old 04-14-2021, 04:19 PM   #8
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I haven't seen it for years, but some stores used to have a clearance section, where they'd sell dented cans, crushed boxes of things, etc. Probably someone sued them, saying they got sick from a can, and they stopped doing it.
At least around here.
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