Guide to Canned Foods Safety
Canned goods are so convenient, with a wide variety of options and a long shelf life canned foods are always a good thing to have on hand. Are you selecting and storing your canned foods safely? Read below for our tips on what to look for when shopping for canned goods as well as how to make the most of them.
Selecting Canned Goods
- Select items that are tightly sealed and do not have any leaks.
- Do not select cans that are heavily rusted, swollen or extremely dented as this can be a possible sign of bacteria and a health hazard.
- When rust is deep enough tiny holes open in the can or lid that may let spoilage agents in.
- When cans are heavily dented, where the edges of the dent form a sharp point, there may be tiny holes that can let spoilage agents in.
Storing Canned Goods
- Store in cool, dry place.
- Temperatures ove
- r 100 Degrees F are harmful to canned foods.
- The risk of spoilage humps sharply as storage temperatures rise.
- Do not store in places exposed to excessive moisture, such as above the stove or below the sink
- This promotes the formation of rust.
Watch our video below as Jocelin explains the Do’s and Don’ts of storing your canned goods!