Canned foods have extraordinary shelf life. When it comes to vegetables and fruits, they are certainly edible for 10 years or more. The exception to this rule is fruits and vegetables that are acidic such as oranges and tomatoes. The acid in these foods eats at the cans. If you store them long enough, they will eat right through them.
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Offered by John.
The new types of cans we get in South Africa are coated with an anti-corrosive, so these cans can be left in the fridge longer when opened. I do know that you should be very wary of consuming food in a can if the lid is bulging.
Offered by Ray.
Hormel main office stated that all there canned goods have unlimited shelf life if they are in good shape. (no dented or bulging sides). I always smell and inspect anything I open just to make sure.
Offered by Bill.