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Question about canned ground beef…

Posted by partst (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 15, 13 at 19:43

I receive a couple of cases of canned ground beef this last Friday. Upon inspection I found most of the cans popped when pushed on the bottoms. I emailed the supplier and there reply has me confused.

I was under the impression a can of anything should be tight with no movement on the top or the bottom. This is there reply:

”Thank you for addressing your concerns with us about your 14.5oz. ground beef you recently received. Please let me start by assuring you that your canned meat is fine. 14.5oz. cans in particular are prone to trapping air during the filling process. Typically if you shake the can, then press down on the end it will stay down. Since you are able to "pop" the bottom and or top, this means that the product is good. If a can has a bulge and you CANNOT "pop" the top and or bottom in and out that means the product is spoiled and bacteria is growing and it should be thrown away. “

Does this sound right?


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RE: Question about canned ground beef…

Until I know the qualifications of whoever answered you, I will not take a chance.

Especially, as you said, only some pop and not all. They should all pop, or none of them should pop.

Cans coming out from a factory in general are all made the same.


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