I have a can of sweetened condensed milk that expires nov. 2009. I opened it in April and used a small amount. Covered the can and put in the fridge. I only need another small amount and was wondering if I can use from this can. Have some filling and need to do today so do I have to run to store or is all well? Thanks so much for looking and I appreciate the expert help
5 days in frig.... have to throw it out... just thought I would post in case anyone else wanted to know.
Just to let you know there is a recipe for sweetened condensed milk on allrecipes so you can make it yourself in whatever amount you need instead of running to the store...FYI for next time.
Leaving it (or anything for that matter) in the can when refridgerated gives it a metallic taste IMHO. I would think that it would be ok in a sealed container, tho. HTH
You should never EVER leave opened food in a can for storage (unless it has been designed for this like cocoa)
Cans can contain bacteria and when they are exposed to air the bacteria thrives. The most severe forms of food poisoning come from botulism. It can be life threatening especially for infants who have different digestive tracts to adults.
PLEASE ALWAYS TAKE OUT OF CAN AND PUT INTO CONTAINERS
There is much info on botulism on the internet. It is not a urban legend or wives tale. Please don't take food safety lightly.
This website has some good information.
While this is a bigger issue with home canning it does occur in the cans you buy from the store.
Agreed, should not store in can. Taking too much risk.
Me either. I woudn't leave unopened can in the fridge.