Last year I decided to stock up a little bit on canned food thinking that the numbers on the cans were expiration dates, but rather were simply packing codes for the packing company.
As it turns out some of the cans do have expiration dates, and some only the packaging codes without the expiration dates. Of course I assumed the lines I saw on the cans were expiration dates and didn't pay close attention.
I called the packaging company and almost half of what I bought were packaged in 2005 (the ones with package codes only) which means they expired in 2008, the year that I bought these cans of food.
So, right now I'm waiting for a call from the district store management about this (I'm hoping they will let me trade or work something out) and if they will not rectify the situation I'm stuck with expired canned food.
My question is, is the food still ok to eat, is that date just for protection of the company and does the food actually lasts longer than the general two year expiration dates that are put on?