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Food Safety Quiz

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How long can high-acid canned food such as tomatoes be stored?
  • (A)  10 to 30 days
  • (B)  2 to 6 months
  • (C)  12 to 18 months
  • (D)  2 to 4 years
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There are ___ months in a year.
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Correct answer is:
  • (C)  12 to 18 months
Explanation:
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), β€œIn general, high-acid canned food such as tomatoes, grapefruit, and pineapple can be stored on the shelf for 12 to 18 months. Low-acid canned food such as meat, poultry, fish, and most vegetables will keep 2 to 5 years β€” if the can remains in good condition and has been stored in a cool, clean, and dry place.”
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