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Does canned tuna go bad?

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Canned tuna, like all canned meats that are not kept in a refrigerator before being opened, are considered non-perishable items. Despite having a use-by date, if the can does not show signs of denting, rusting, leaking or bulging, the tuna is generally safe to eat.

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Does canned tuna go bad?
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As of 2014, all canned foods are considered to have an unlimited shelf life by the FDA Although not required, manufacturers include use-by dates to indicate until what time a product is considered to be at its peak quality. Discard any cans if they have been exposed to freezing temperatures or temperatures exceeding 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

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