Canned Cheese expiration

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Motomom34, Apr 11, 2017.


  1. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    I bought quite a few cans of cheese years ago. I have no idea of the shelve life and the printing on the bottom makes no sense. Most would say eat it and see if it is any good, but I would like to avoid possibly eating bad cheese.

    It has a pull top and the sides are brownish. On the bottom is ABAJAJ 23:59.

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  2. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    What kind of cheese? Most hard and semi hard cheeses don't have a shelf life, they have a half life. I'd pop a can open and check for color, smell, texture, etc..
     
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  3. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Smells like cheesewhiz, is kind of a firm soft cheese.
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  4. T. Riley

    T. Riley Monkey+++ Site Supporter++

    That's what it looks like when its first made. I think you would know by smell and taste if it were bad.
     
  5. T. Riley

    T. Riley Monkey+++ Site Supporter++

    A quote from the National Cannery Association: (Australia)

    “Canned food has a shelf life of at least two years from the date of processing. Canned food retains its safety and nutritional value well beyond two years, but it may have some variation in quality, such as a change of colour and texture. Canning is a high-heat process that renders the food commercially sterile. Food safety is not an issue in products kept on the shelf or in the pantry for long periods of time. In fact, canned food has an almost indefinite shelf life at moderate temperatures (75° F and below). Canned food as old as 100 years has been found in sunken ships and it is still microbiologically safe! We don’t recommend keeping canned food for 100 years, but if the can is intact, not dented or bulging, it is edible.”

    The author of this blog post went on to say she was eating Red Feather Butter which was canned 13 years ago.
     
  6. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    ABAJAJ 23:59 should come out to 12/19/19 - 11:59 pm...pic looks good :)
     
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  7. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    I suggest bacon flavored Ritz. They are so good with cheese wiz you will forget its all made from chemicals in a nuclear reactor
     
  8. azrancher

    azrancher Monkey +++

    So are we all invited over for cheese and crackers? How about cheese and hardtack...

    Rancher
     
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  9. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    Hardtack is always good, but does that now mean that @Motomom34 's blow out cheese bash is BYOB (bring your own bacon)?

    What I wouldn't give for some seasoned Ry-Krisp...
     
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  10. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    So letters equal number, A=1. Okay thank you for teaching me that.
     
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  11. sarawolf

    sarawolf Monkey+++

    I say enjoy :)
     
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  12. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Each company will have a different way of encoding their product Dates.... These are ALL, Required to be registered with the FDA, and available for Public Inspection, at their Home Office.... On our Canned Salmon we use a Julian Date, Year, Plant Designation, Production Period, and Canning Line...
     
  13. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    I am happy that I still have years before I have to worry. I like these little cans of cheese because they are the perfect size for making a batch of cheese sauce-
     
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  14. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

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  15. Byte

    Byte Monkey+++

    Lol you don't need to be able to read the code because, as 3M says, it's all made from chemical waste! That stuff never goes bad.
     
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