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Do you worry about dented cans?

Old 11-17-2020, 07:24 PM
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I couldn't find my preferred brand of diced green chilies in any store so I ordered some from target. They just put the cans in a big box with almost no padding and some got dented Normally when I shop I check cans carefully and only buy ones without dents.
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Old 11-17-2020, 07:55 PM
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I couldn't find my preferred brand of diced green chilies in any store so I ordered some from target. They just put the cans in a big box with almost no padding and some got dented Normally when I shop I check cans carefully and only buy ones without dents.
I never buy a dented can. I would be afraid of botulism.
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Old 11-17-2020, 08:04 PM
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depends on how dented and where the dent is.

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Old 11-17-2020, 08:52 PM
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a dent doesn't bother me but a bulging can does.
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Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
depends on how dented and where the dent is.
They're all in the middle (not close to either end). I left all the cans on the counter in case I needed to take pics and my daughter popped the dents out of some and put them all together So now, other than 2 cans that still show dents, I don't know which ones were originally dented. Target is replacing 5 so hopefully the new ones won't be dented.
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Ha sounds like Amazon. At the beginning of this Covid mess I wanted spaghetti sauce and found some on Amazon. Ordered two 6 packs. They threw them loose in a big box and like you over half of them were dented. I called and pitched a fit. I never purchase dented cans. You can never tell if the dent has compromised the seal - especially if the dent is on or near the top or bottom edge.
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I figure if the dent is not too deep or near the top or bottom of the can, it's ok and will use it.
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Old 11-18-2020, 04:23 AM
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You can only get botulism if the dent has caused a tiny pinhole in the can. If you open a dented can and foam or liquid spurts out of it don't eat it. Also if the food is discolored, moldy or smells horrible don't eat it. A small dent in a can is ok, but if it's a big deep dent don't eat it. I've eaten lots of food from dented cans and have never gotten sick.
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I never buy a dented can. Very fearful of spoiled contents.
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Old 11-18-2020, 07:27 AM
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I do not buy dented cans and with the tins getting thinner and thinner, I would worry that the can has been compromised. 😢
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