Originally Posted by VitaminQ
I've always heard that dented cans may breed botulism. It has something to do with the pressure, I think. I'm not sure how that works, actually. In every grocery store I've ever worked at, if a can was dented it was not put on the shelf.
I don't think that I have ever seen a can of tomato paste that wasn't dented.
Around our neighborhood, I see dented cans all of the time in the stores.