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COUNTINGSHEEP's Photo COUNTINGSHEEP Posts: 717
9/3/08 11:04 A

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THanks so much for all the responses! Maybe I'll try it first before i sicken the family!! :) Didn't know jelly couldn't get botulism.

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MECORKERY Posts: 12,098
9/3/08 8:57 A

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I've always thought 2 yrs. but jelly should lsat longer than that

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MARTIET's Photo MARTIET Posts: 2,400
9/3/08 7:30 A

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We have had canned goods keep for many, many years and still be good. We've eaten things over ten years old. If it's that old, I like to make sure it is well heated, which you can't do with jelly easily, but I'm sure this isn't old enough to be concerned about. Always look at the seal, and never eat something that didn't have a good seal when you open it. Also look at color, texture and smell. If it looks good, it probably is. There are things that will hurt you, and things that won't. A peice of moldy bread or soured milk taste bad, but they won't hurt you. If jelly's bad, you will taste it, but it doen't carry anything dangerous like botulism or anything. I would be more cautious of green beans and such. But you should be able to tell if it's bad.

~Martha

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9/3/08 7:25 A

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I have found that canned goods usually last at least 2 years and then I do the smell check.

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9/2/08 11:43 P

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Bluerays right. I'd open it and see. Good luck.

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9/2/08 9:08 P

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I have heard a year - but we have had older food (3 years) and it is fine.
I think you will be able to tell if it is good or not, just by sight and smell.

~Beth~

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COUNTINGSHEEP's Photo COUNTINGSHEEP Posts: 717
9/2/08 6:26 P

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I'm a bit of a novice canner. I made a batch of beachplum jelly last September and just found a jar inthe back of the cabinet. How long do canned goods keep? Is the jelly still good?

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