Is it safe to store canned food in the can in the fridge, or should I put it in another container?
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If your canned food is unopened it's OK to keep it in the fridge for a few days, but I wouldn't leave it there longer than that -- the moisture in the refrigerator could cause the cans to rust.
As for opened food, it will likely start to oxidize if kept in the can without a cover of some sort. So if you don't have time to put it in a fresh container, cover it with plastic wrap and a rubber band.
Moxie answered on 3/25/11. Helpful? / 0
I would put it in another sealed container after you open it however if you plan on using it within a day I think it would be fine to leave it in the can. At most supermarkets and pet stores they sell lids especially made for wet canned food.
Faith (CGC) answered on 3/25/11. Helpful? / 1
canned dog food probably won't last more than a couple of servings anyway, so I think it should be fine in the cans probably for about as long as you would keep any other leftover. Cans are aluminum and coated with plastics on the inside these days so it shouldn't be rusting at all, really.
I would be concerned about eating canned food due to the fact that if it's plastic lined, the plastic coating on the inside currently contains BPA, but not all cans are coated inside.
there are plastic can lid tops that you can buy at the grocery store for about a dollar or two a pack, and they usually come in packs of two or three. That should keep your food fresh enough while you are feeding it and all it does is snap over the top of the can.
You could put unused food into a rubbermaid fridge container too, it's just a matter of whether you want to dirty up the storage bowls with dog food or not.
Taggert answered on 3/25/11. Helpful? / 1
If you can cover the can with a snug fitting snap on lid, or maybe put it inside a zip loc bag...something that provides some form of airtight seal, the food should be okay for up to (but no more than) 3 days.
Barney, friend of Lennox answered on 3/25/11. Helpful? / 1
We leave ours in the can but, like lots of other pups said we don't leave it in there for more than a day or two! :)
Maverick answered on 3/27/11. Helpful? / 0
After opening, tightly cover the can, or place the food in another container that seals. Typically, canned food can be stored for no more than 4 days in the refrigerator.
Concerning BPA in the can liners, you should contact the company that makes the food you use, as they should be able to tell you if their cans have been tested to check for BPA. If they can't tell you, don't use their food.
J. J. answered on 3/28/11. Helpful? / 0
We put food in the frig all the time. I just put a can cover on it also. But like others. it usually does not last more then two days tops.
Kazba answered on 3/28/11. Helpful? / 0