Looking in my cupboard the other day, I wondered if that can of tuna purchased two years ago was still edible. After wiping the thick layer of dust off it, I opened it. It didn’t smell bad; however, I threw it in the garbage without tasting it. I’m not that dedicated to creating an amusing anecdote for Steel White Table.
Is there any type of food that doesn’t go bad? Will a steak kept in a freezer be edible no matter how long it stays frozen? Will dry pasta be good after five years sitting in its package? Will a jar of peanut butter stay fresh indefinitely? This consumer wants to know (without testing themselves)!
Here are a couple of articles related to this topic:
- Shelf Life Of Different Food
- Safe Food Storage Times and Temperatures
- An Emergency /Survival Food Primer: …food that is dehydrated or freeze dried (similar to the pouch products), packaged in double-enamelled #10 or #2-1/2 cans, nitrogen flushed, and has an expected shelf life of 10 to 15 years (or more). Cool.
- Shelf Life of Some Common Storage Foods