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View Poll Results: Are dented cans okay to use?
Yes 16 53.33%
No 11 36.67%
Not sure 3 10.00%
Voters: 30. You may not vote on this poll

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Unread 05-21-2006, 10:48 PM   #16
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Wow....I learned something here.. I always heard not to buy dented cans but never gave it second thought if it appeared to be sealed or without a hole... Never bothered to understand why.

Especially if a supermarket has something like tomato sauce on sale...like 10 cans for $10 etc...I just load em in the cart without looking...

I'll be on the lookout from now on...
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Unread 06-17-2006, 09:45 AM   #17
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Here is one from Del Monte.
http://www.delmonte.com/Answers/

Q:Is it safe to eat food from a dented or swollen can?A:Dents along the side panel of the can (away from the seam) will not affect the contents of the can. Never purchase or consume a product when there are dents on the side seam or the end seams. If cans are swollen or leaking, we recommend that they be destroyed. Should you have any doubts about the safety of any food, you should not consume it.

I have always and will continue to bypass dented cans.

To back up Kevin....here is an article about chemical reaction.
http://www.extension.umn.edu/info-u/...ion/BJ642.html
and a helpful pdf file
http://www.foodlinkny.org/pdf/Nutrit...an_safety1.pdf

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Britany's place cited...
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/nyla1.html
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Unread 06-17-2006, 12:15 PM   #18
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I had an order come in yesterday including a case of ketchup in #10 cans. The thing looked like it had been through a car crusher.
I just could'nt believe the guy (substitute driver) had the gall to even bring it in off the truck.
Sent the whole case back!
Really needed it though.
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Unread 12-24-2006, 01:36 AM   #19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BBQchef33
No clue.. but the dented shelves are always full of stuf.. some extremely damage.. Ive seen number 10 cans that were nearly bent in half.
What is a number 10 can?
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Quote:
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.
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Unread 12-24-2006, 09:36 AM   #21
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Quote:
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What is a number 10 can?
A number ten can is about 6 inches across, about 7 inches tall, and holds
7 1/2 pounds or so of product.
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A dented can could lead you down a "runny" road as well....
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No dented, damaged cans ,period. Not worth the risk. Now if all food vendors would agree.
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Good info from Kevin, I don't buy dented cans but very conceivable and logical for problems to crop up. thanks for the heads up!
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just realized I drank a beer from a dented can....

I'm hoping it will be ok :)
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Kitch was the dent there before or after you opened it? Also how many did you have before you realized the dent?
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was before...

was only my 2nd of miller high life...so couldn't have been 2 bad
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Damn Joe posted a lot of Polls.
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Dented lids on glass jars are bad also...
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I think I'm going to like it here..No more dented cans for me either!!
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