Question- Are they precooked? I want to just eat them out of the can but i dont know if its safe. is it safe? PLEASE ANSWER, I JOINED THIS WEBSITE JUST TO GET THIS ANSWER!!!
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Any sterilized canned seafood are safe and ready to eat even if they are over the best by date. Unless the canned is swelled which indicated micro-leak. The swelling is cause by gases released by the microorganism inside the can. If it's properly seal, it will not swell and it's safe to consume even after 20 years but the food inside will taste very canny.
Just so you know, it is impossible to have mold, fungus, or any organism inside the can if there is no leakage. Most leakage occur at the seal area. So if you see a dented seal can, do not pick up. If you drop the can and dented the seal, keep them in the fridge, open right away to consume or you can waste for 2-3 days to see if swell. If after 14 days, it shows no sign of swelling then no leakage.
Most canned seafood available on the market are through high heat sterilization which nothing can survive inside the can. Therefore, you most likely will not get sick due to bacteria (except if it's poison which heat cannot eliminate). Once the sterilization is completed, these cans must be left alone to cool down for proper cooling. From here, time inside the can basically stop. Nothing will grow inside or degrade, if kept properly away from sunlight.
I hope this help.