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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken3030 View Post
    Well, I can top that 10 yo stuff Black Blade. I was about 10 yo in the mid 60's hanging around with some friends we found a whole case of olive drab cans of spaghetti from WWII, dated like 1944 IIRC. Over the course of that summer we ate the whole case. Stuff tasted fine and none of us got sick from it. IDK if I'd try that today unless I was really hungry. Dumbass kids, we didn't know any better.
    Ken just a guess? But I bet some WWII re-enactors would pay a good penny for those cans today on E-Bay. If we only knew.
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    The ‘Use-by’ dates that are posted on cans are confusing and many people
    actually most products have a "sell by" date on them now, and your right most people think that is the expiration date, I know a few people who think this and throw stuff away as soon as it's the day after that date.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coils View Post
    actually most products have a "sell by" date on them now, and your right most people think that is the expiration date, I know a few people who think this and throw stuff away as soon as it's the day after that date.
    And I know a few stores here that definitely do NOT think that! Was shopping for some chicken bullion cubes at a mom and pop grocery store and noticed ALL the stuff had expired over a year prior. Mentioned it to the owner as I was checking out, 2 years later he still has the same jars out for sale...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coils View Post
    actually most products have a "sell by" date on them now, and your right most people think that is the expiration date, I know a few people who think this and throw stuff away as soon as it's the day after that date.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4thIDvet View Post
    Off topic a bit for Rails on the subject of Medicare.
    Railbuggy first thing you do when you read this is cancel your Medicare part B, cancel it like yesterday. Part A is for the hospital bill, part B of medicare is for the Doctors. You do NOT need B if you use the V.A. NOT. Hell you do not even need Medicare period.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4thIDvet View Post
    Ken just a guess? But I bet some WWII re-enactors would pay a good penny for those cans today on E-Bay. If we only knew.
    I was thinking the same thing about how much that would worth on Ebay today! I remember seeing lots of stuff back then that was worthless and bring a lot of money today.
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