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To eat 3 year out of date corned beef

22 replies

Wdib78 · 29/09/2022 18:14

Do I risk it or bin it? I have a back up in date tin if needed, just with cost of living I need to be frugal 🤣

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Am I being unreasonable?

55 votes. Final results.

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Whatsthestorytomorrow · 29/09/2022 18:45

Go on. I dare you!
Do report back tomorrow though 🤮😂

Its likely to be fine in all honesty, scientists have checked stuff that’s been tinned for decades and declared things safe to eat, but I just don’t think I could feed it to the family.

CoffeeLover90 · 29/09/2022 18:47

Have you seem that episode of Friday night dinner where Jim eats the tinned meat? 😂I'm sorry that's the first thing that came to mind but in all seriousness, I don't think you'll be hospitalised.

Wdib78 · 29/09/2022 18:51

CoffeeLover90 · 29/09/2022 18:47

Have you seem that episode of Friday night dinner where Jim eats the tinned meat? 😂I'm sorry that's the first thing that came to mind but in all seriousness, I don't think you'll be hospitalised.

I have yes, brilliant series ! 🤣
I have a 9 week old baby I don't think I fancy food poisoning and dealing with him at the sane time tho 😬

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EilonwyWithRedGoldHair · 29/09/2022 18:54

It is a best before so should be safe, even if not palatable.

I have have a similar quandary about a Toblerone.

FabFitFifties · 29/09/2022 18:54

You'd likely be OK, but my conscience would stop me giving it to anyone else. Quick Google says shelf life prob 3-5 years. Does it look and smell OK? I'm stupid enough to try it myself but not risk anyone else. I once ate dried noodles, which were 2 years OOD, thinking they would be fine - I paid a price.

Wdib78 · 29/09/2022 19:02

FabFitFifties · 29/09/2022 18:54

You'd likely be OK, but my conscience would stop me giving it to anyone else. Quick Google says shelf life prob 3-5 years. Does it look and smell OK? I'm stupid enough to try it myself but not risk anyone else. I once ate dried noodles, which were 2 years OOD, thinking they would be fine - I paid a price.

I haven't opened it yet, I always struggle with that stupid little key thing on the side, and if I end up opening the in date tin too I'll probably end up slicing a finger off lol
Plus DP is a truck driver so a bout of the runs on the road would definitely not go down well, I'll probably play it safe 😄

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Dannexe · 29/09/2022 19:08

Its fine. I had five year old corned beef this week. Its tinned and processed.

Summertimesunshineandfizz · 29/09/2022 19:13

If the tins intact and it looks , smells and tastes ok it will be fine. We’re eating tinned things years out of date. I did give some 15 year old tuna to the cat because I just didn’t fancy it. He survived.

GardenersDelight · 29/09/2022 19:26

What a coincidence @Wdib78 we've just eaten almost 3 year put if date corned beef for tea tonight! Still here after an hour!!🤣😉

lljkk · 29/09/2022 19:46

Smell & taste test here, regardless of what the label says about dates.

Wdib78 · 29/09/2022 19:53

lljkk · 29/09/2022 19:46

Smell & taste test here, regardless of what the label says about dates.

Unfortunately full of cold, no sense of smell and taste not 100% 😅 not covid as I've tested 3 days on the bounce.
If I asked DP to taste smell etc then he'd know it was 3 year out of date and would bin anyway 🤭

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Wdib78 · 29/09/2022 19:56

Oh ladies I've just read the bottom of the can properly 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️. Pic attached.
Tired new mum brain 🤣

To eat 3 year out of date corned beef
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Unglamorousgranny · 29/09/2022 20:03

At least we know its safe for 5 years

lljkk · 29/09/2022 20:49

You've got form for leaving it for years OP, eat it soon !

TheVolturi · 29/09/2022 21:07

🤣🤣🤣

Wdib78 · 29/09/2022 21:37

lljkk · 29/09/2022 20:49

You've got form for leaving it for years OP, eat it soon !

I used the other tin which has next years date on , luckily I looked at the bottom of this tin before throwing it away 😅

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AdoraBell · 29/09/2022 21:43

While I wouldn’t eat corned beef unless I was on the point of starving, if it’s been kept cool and not in sunlight, and the can is not dented or rusted, it should be safe to eat.

Disclaimer - yes I am a snob when it comes to corned beef, I remember it from childhood, and not fondly.

OldTinHat · 29/09/2022 22:25

Best thread ever! This has made me laugh, exactly the sort of thing I would misread too!! So, in theory, you're good until 2027 applying the 3yr out of date rule!

Davros · 29/09/2022 22:33

You could still eat the tinned stuff Captain Scott never got around to

CranfordScones · 29/09/2022 22:34

If the can is in good condition and not bulging, and the contents smell OK then it's probably fine. I would, but I have form for eating things that are years out of date. Chocolate 7 years past it's use-by was the most revolting!

Wdib78 · 30/09/2022 05:41

OldTinHat · 29/09/2022 22:25

Best thread ever! This has made me laugh, exactly the sort of thing I would misread too!! So, in theory, you're good until 2027 applying the 3yr out of date rule!

😁

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EilonwyWithRedGoldHair · 30/09/2022 08:42

CranfordScones · 29/09/2022 22:34

If the can is in good condition and not bulging, and the contents smell OK then it's probably fine. I would, but I have form for eating things that are years out of date. Chocolate 7 years past it's use-by was the most revolting!

Oatibix a year out of date (and it had been opened) was not a nice experience.

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