Storing Canned Food

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How long can canned food be stored?

Storing Canned Food

To keep your restaurant stocked safely, use these guidelines for canned good storage:

  • Low-acid Foods can be stored for 2 to 5 years (Includes: canned meat & poultry (Some canned ham, although if the label says refrigerate, do so.), stews, soups (not tomato), pastas, potatoes, corn, and most vegetables.)
  • High-acid canned goods can be stored for 1 to 1.5 years (Includes: tomato products, fruits, sauerkraut, and foods that have been pickled and/or are in vinegar-based sauces)



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