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I have a yummy looking can (unopened of course) of chunk chicken breast. But the exp date is 11-24-13.

I also have an unopened jar of peanut butter with exp of 01-21-14.

Safe to eat?
 

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40 plus years in the grocery business those are sell by dates the government requires. If the peanut butter does not smell rancid and the can is not swollen they should be safe to consume. Just my humble option consume at your own risk.
 

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Agree with Bulldog44. If there's no swelling or damage to the container, the food inside is likely good to go.
I've had C-rations that were 'expired' by ten years and aside from a small loss of taste :sick: they were fine.

If you die though, I want first dibs on ya stuff.
 

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Thanks everyone! I just hate wasting food. And yes, if I die Falls gets half my kingdom and any debts therein attached. ;-)
 

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Yeah... like I told the collection agency, I'm 'judgment proof'.
 

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Can I have the other half? And yes, unless the cans are swollen eat them.

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Man, not even one foot (I hope) in the grave, and they're already pickin' my bones! :lol:
 

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Canned food is good long past it's "expiration" date as long the can is not rusty or bulged. 10 years is not uncommon. Peanut butter has a lot of fat that can go rancid, but you'd know it from the smell and taste.
 

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Hijack here - bought a whole beef tenderloin on sale, in a vacuum pack (wet-pack?). Has a "sell-by" date of 28 May. How long past that, or, specifically, can I wait till Fathers Day?
 

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Hijack here - bought a whole beef tenderloin on sale, in a vacuum pack (wet-pack?). Has a "sell-by" date of 28 May. How long past that, or, specifically, can I wait till Fathers Day?
I would not go more than a week. Open it let it air out (there is a strong smell when it first opens) and the see how it smells.
 

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Vacuum pack and freezer? Fridge or any such?

Either way, I'd go to Halloween with that.

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Hijack here - bought a whole beef tenderloin on sale, in a vacuum pack (wet-pack?). Has a "sell-by" date of 28 May. How long past that, or, specifically, can I wait till Fathers Day?
I wonder if now might be a good time to experiment with sous vide cooking?
 

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Agree with Bulldog44. .
I've had C-rations that were 'expired' by ten years and aside from a small loss of taste :sick: they were fine.
Same here, but I'll bet you didn't eat the C-Rat "Scrambled Eggs and Ham" did you?
 

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Hijack here - bought a whole beef tenderloin on sale, in a vacuum pack (wet-pack?). Has a "sell-by" date of 28 May. How long past that, or, specifically, can I wait till Fathers Day?
Why not freeze it and thaw it for Father's Day?
 

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To do it without damaging the meat, it should be sliced and placed for quickest freeze. Because I don't have a flash freezer. If improperly frozen, it makes the meat mushy, don't ask how I know this. Still a possibility, if I decide to just cook steaks instead of a roast.
 

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