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Practices -- Storage

Is it safe to store canned food in the can after opening?

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Because of the corrosive nature of food, particularly acidic foods, it is best to remove food from the can and place it in a clean food grade storage container.

PREPARED BY: Angela M. Fraser, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Food Safety Specialist, and Carolyn J. Lackey, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N., Professor/Food and Nutrition Specialist, North Carolina State University (August 2004)

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