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How long may canned foods be stored?


We recommend that you use home-canned foods within one year. Although properly canned foods will remain safe for longer periods, the eating quality and nutritional value of the food will decrease. Environmental factors such as humidity, temperature, and light also affect food quality.                

 

 

Barbara Willenberg, Nutritional Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia
 

 

 

 

Last update: Tuesday, May 05, 2009

 

 


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