food  safety


Question by  Ri (18)

How long are home canned tomatoes good?

I don't want bad tomatoes.


Answer by  wallaby78 (2293)

Home canned tomatoes should be good for up to ten years, if they were canned correctly. Watch out for discoloration, bulging, or leaks.


Answer by  Huntress (1935)

If the tomatoes were processed correctly they should have a shelf life of up to one year. Usually after a year I get rid of mine. This rule of thumb is only good if your canned goods have been stored in a dry cool area. If not then the shelf life will most likely be 6 months.


Answer by  Larry77 (16)

A general rule of thumb is that home-canned foods are good for one year. If upon opening the jar there is visible mold or discoloration, throw them out immediately.


Answer by  marcia (228)

Canned tomates can last from 12-18 months without spoiling. However, this is only if you make sure that you have used properly sterilized equipment and supplies, and have boiled the tomatoes for the proper amount of time.


Answer by  Tabatha (440)

Home canned tomatoes can last for several years if they are sealed and processed properly. Tomatoes must be processed long enough to kill bacteria and molds.

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