Question: I have some canned tuna in my pantry. But from a safety perspective, you can consume it well beyond the “best by” date — in fact, unopened shelf-stable commercially canned foods will keep safe indefinitely (assuming they remain properly stored and undamaged), according to the USDA.
Also to know is, how long can you keep a can of tuna?
Typically this will be about 3 years. However, if the tuna can is stored in a dry pantry or shelf this can be increased by a few years. Of course you must make sure that the can has not been damaged or broken in any way and there are no air openings. See below for storage of canned tuna once opened.
How long are canned foods good for after the expiration date?
Canned goods: Most expiration dates on foods in cans range from 1 to 4 years—but keep the food in a cool, dark place and the cans undented and in good condition, and you can likely safely double that shelf life from 3 to up to 6 years.
How long can you keep canned tuna in the fridge?
To maximize the shelf life of canned tuna (or tuna sold in a vacuum-sealed pouch) after opening, refrigerate in a covered glass or plastic container. How long does opened canned tuna last in the refrigerator? Tuna that has been continuously refrigerated will keep for about 3 to 4 days.