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Tinned things out of tins - how long is too long?

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Gloria42 Sat 22-Aug-09 12:07:24

Having just thrown away half a tin of chickpeas (kept in brine in fridge) and some pineapple (kept in own juice in fridge), I thought I would ask how long you generally keep things? I always seem to get left with piddly amounts of things that I keep with good intentions but then forget about.
So, a few days smile? a week hmm? a month shock?

MrsBadger Sat 22-Aug-09 12:21:32

a week usually for fruit and veg

meat and fish (eg tuna) a couple of days only

OhYouBadBadKitten Sat 22-Aug-09 13:03:44

oooo - good question!
If I open tuna one day then I make sure its eaten up the next day. veg its two days. Not sure if I'm overly conservative but it does mean that we end up with sweetcorn mixed into all sorts of odd things to make sure its used.

shigella Sun 23-Aug-09 19:37:21

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Gloria42 Tue 25-Aug-09 15:52:42

Can you freeze anything that comes out a tin? Then I could keep all the bits n bobs until there was enough to do something with smile!

angelene Tue 25-Aug-09 15:55:32

A bit off topic but a friend was telling me yesterday how her dad ate some tinned salmon that was TEN YEARS over it's use by date!! shock

He is fine and suffered no ill effects, but apparently it tasted a bit funny hmm

mosschops30 Tue 25-Aug-09 15:59:14

As long as its kept in a different container (e.g. not the tin) id say 2-3 days

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