Canned Food Gone Bad – Do You Know All 8 Signs?

Canned Food Gone Bad

Do you know the signs to watch for to avoid eating canned food that might be deadly?  There are several ways harmful bacteria can contaminate canned food.

 “In the United States, about 110 cases of botulism are reported each year“.  A person can’t see or smell if a can is contaminated with botulism spores, however, there are other contaminates that can be seen and smelled.  The good news is that most of the signs that canned food has spoiled are fairly easy to recognize once you know what to look for.  Below is a quick review of what to keep an eye out for.  See if you know all the signs to watch out for.

1. A Lid that Bulges Moving Up & Down

This unsafe can of whole potatoes had been exposed to extremely cold temperatures and relatively hot temperatures in my garage, over a 6 month period.

 2. Food Projecting or Exploding When Opened

3. Rusting / Corrosion of Can

Rusting Can

This was pulled out of a house fire and it was covered with soot.  Soot and moisture corrodes metal.  Corrosion will eventually create holes that let in air and bacteria.

4. Leaking

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2 thoughts on “Canned Food Gone Bad – Do You Know All 8 Signs?

  1. I put the cans of a picticular product, all on the floor beside, but Not touching each other, Take a spoon, tap on the center top of the can, Listen for “thud” or any different sounds. This is what my granny did. worked for her, works for me too.

  2. Using three different fonts for the opening image is ‘busy’. The choice for “Do you know all 8 signs” in such unique script is too much. Trying to help; it’s a good article though.

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