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Survivalism & Self Sufficiency Topics => Emergency Preparations => Topic started by: 411man on April 20, 2009, 11:27:14 AM

Title: Online Sources For Commercial Food Date and Shelf Life Information
Post by: 411man on April 20, 2009, 11:27:14 AM
Here are some Online sources to aid in determinding when commercially produced canned foods were produced, the sell by dates, best used by dates, etc. Below these online sources I will list some sites which offer food storage specific information.

Please look at and read this Online information source first as it reveals the limitations on can food labeling, date information, FDA regulations, types of date information, and general facts about the shelf life of commercial canned foods [ http://www.amarogue.com/foodexpiration.html (http://www.amarogue.com/foodexpiration.html) ]

Plesase note the following four very important quotes:



Closing Dating Codes :

https://www.usaemergencysupply.com/i...acturer (https://www.usaemergencysupply.com/i...acturer) s.htm


2) http://www.captaindaves.com/foodfaq/ff18-shl.htm#Codes (http://www.captaindaves.com/foodfaq/ff18-shl.htm#Codes)


I will begin with those sources which offer information on a variety of brand names then proceed to the brand specific sources.

1) From Walton Foods: http://waltonfeed.com/self/lid.html (http://waltonfeed.com/self/lid.html)

2) This source offers information on a list of name brands.

http://www.amarogue.com/foodcode.html (http://www.amarogue.com/foodcode.html)

3) Here are the contact phone numbers for many of the Con Agra food brands as well as other information on food dates of their brands.

http://www.conagrafoods.com/utilities/includes/faq.jsp (http://www.conagrafoods.com/utilities/includes/faq.jsp)

4) http://www.kraftfoods.com/kf (http://www.kraftfoods.com/kf)

5) http://www.kraftfoods.com/kf (http://www.kraftfoods.com/kf)



Here are some sites which offer food storage and storage life information.

1) https://www.usaemergencysupply.com/i...e_of_foods.htm (https://www.usaemergencysupply.com/i...e_of_foods.htm)

2) http://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheets/HGIC3525.htm (http://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheets/HGIC3525.htm)

3) http://www.survival-center.com/foodfaq/index.htm (http://www.survival-center.com/foodfaq/index.htm)

4)http://www.homefoodsafety.org/index.jsp

5) http://millennium-ark.net/News_Files/Hollys.html (http://millennium-ark.net/News_Files/Hollys.html) : This site needs to be read in detail by examining the subtopics such as those listed under the heading of "Shelf Lives of Food". Read this site in its entirety, you will gain an encyclopedia of information on the subjects of food storage and shelf life.

6) http://www.millennium-ark.net/News_F...od_Store5.html (http://www.millennium-ark.net/News_F...od_Store5.html)

7) http://www.captaindaves.com/foodfaq/ff18-shl.htm#Codes (http://www.captaindaves.com/foodfaq/ff18-shl.htm#Codes)

8) http://www.captaindaves.com/foodfaq/ff8-cans.htm#Shel (http://www.captaindaves.com/foodfaq/ff8-cans.htm#Shel)

9) http://www.captaindaves.com/foodfaq/ff18-shl.htm (http://www.captaindaves.com/foodfaq/ff18-shl.htm)

This offering is NOT Comprehensive. One should contact a food brand directly for any questions and more detailed information.
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Title: Re: Online Sources For Commercial Food Date and Shelf Life Information
Post by: 411man on April 20, 2009, 11:28:40 AM
Canned Food Longevity Info

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From Survival Talk and Frugals.

http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/CONSUMER/CON00043.html (http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/CONSUMER/CON00043.html)

This article was published in FDA Consumer magazine several years ago. It is no longer being maintained and may contain information that is out of date.
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Title: Re: Online Sources For Commercial Food Date and Shelf Life Information
Post by: federalOrganicFarmer on April 21, 2009, 07:42:59 PM
Thank you! I have an old list tucked away, but your links are a bit more comprehensive. I don't know why some canned food companies are so damned cryptic about their canning & expiration dates.
Title: Re: Online Sources For Commercial Food Date and Shelf Life Information
Post by: Roknrandy on May 11, 2009, 05:16:45 PM
also a Site I use http://stilltasty.com/ (http://stilltasty.com/)