SAVING, PARSIMONY, CHICKENS, RECIPES, OBSERVATIONS, SAFARIS, MAKING DO, PRESERVING
Joe and I have recently been SHOCKED and horrified when we started looking at our regularly used canned goods. (not the ones we stored for prepping)MOST of the food we had been eating was dated for December 2012 (tossed it) and the rest had Feb 2013 (ate it). I asked about the shortened shelf life at the grocery stores and was told the cans are being made thinner than before!
I think you were hoodwinked. I still buy cans with a date two years out, three and sometimes for years out. They are probably buying food that is cheaper and putting it on the shelves, thinking people don't look at dates.I have to watch my favorite store. Many times the sale items are three weeks from the "best if used buy" date. These are not cans, but plastic jars. I cannot take advantage of a sale and buy sever miracle Whips if they will be way out of date. I only worry about taste and texture there. That only means that they do not guarantee the freshness or quality. Cans dated 2012 are safe to eat if they are not bulging or rusted. Now, I look at the date on every item of food that I buy. EVERY last item. I have found that when a owner is questioned or salesman that they will give off the wall answers to keep the customer happy.
This is one reason I stopped stockpiling -- even canned goods.
Read the reply above. Stores know it won't kill you. you are just being shorted on maybe nutrition. I have cans of food with 2016 as the best by date.
This evening Sept 9 Diane Sawyer will be doing a segment on product shelf life.
For the present, I am taking comment moderation off the blog.