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You Can Wait Up To A Decade To Enjoy Canned Bacon
By Stacie Adams
While canned bacon can put some people off, it's good to have around, as it can last in your pantry for 10 years when unopened and be relocated to the fridge after opening.
To ensure optimum quality and crispiness, manufacturers wrap individual bacon slices in paper to retain their shape and texture and drain all the fat before canning.
However, you must correctly store canned bacon in a dry area that's well protected from heat and light sources, with ideal conditions ranging between 50 and 70 degrees F.
You should discard canned items if there's rust on the exterior and watch out for other issues like dents, bulges, and odors emanating from the can.