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I have a can of mushrooms but it says it expired in 2015. Do I dare use it?

asked by Tonga Titcomb 12 days ago

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ChefJune

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added 12 days ago

If the top and bottom of the can have not buckled, I would open the can and smell them. If the can looks distended, I would toss it without opening.

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Nancy

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added 12 days ago

Agreed. See attached notes from stilltasty.com
http://www.stilltasty.com...

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BerryBaby

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added 11 days ago

I toss anything that is past a year. It may be ok, but I do not want to chance it.

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added 9 days ago

I have a reputation for never throwing anything away, but in this case, I'd weigh the cost of the can of mushrooms (was it more than $2?) against the potential cost of medical bills (an ER visit usually starts around $300...).
If you are as guilt-ridden as I am about waste, you can compost it. That's usually my solution to plant-based items that have gone off. I feel better if I can at least enrich the soil to grow something else!

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