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How long is tuna okay in the fridge?
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Old 12-01-2007, 10:01 PM
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Default How long is tuna okay in the fridge?

I made a sandwich filler of (tinned) tuna, chopped onion and mayonnaise. It is in a sealed container in the fridge, but how long will it be okay?
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Old 12-01-2007, 10:32 PM
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I always use tinned stuff within 2 days of opening and putting in the fridge. I got this idea from the baked beans tin recommendation. I suppose it might be ok for longer but I have normally eaten it by then.

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Old 12-01-2007, 11:21 PM
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I have kept tuna in a sealed container in the fridge for around 5 days before without a problem. I usually rely on my nose.
The onion may taint the fish though so probably good for 2 days I would guess.
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Old 13-01-2007, 12:04 AM
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Id say 2 or 3 days, again sniff it if it smells ok it probably is.
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Old 28-01-2009, 8:19 PM
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Default canned tuna - how long can u keep once opened?

being a single person i often only need half a tin of something, i know i can keep things like baked beans covered in the fridge for a day or two but unsure about tuna? anyone know?

also talking about tuna, i see sainsburys have really cheap value cans of it now, what is the difference between that and the standard tuna chunks?
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Old 28-01-2009, 8:23 PM
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I'd keep tuna a couple of days, don't leave in the tin though, put into a dish and cover. the sniff test is usually the way to tell!

the value cans are usually tuna flakes rather than steak or chunks. I know my mum feeds her cat with them as they're cheaper than cat food, but i am sure they are fine for eating too!

when i was on my own I used to buy the Sainsburys 3 packs of mini tuna tins, then it was just enough for one portion. they used to be 99p, think a little more now, so actually work out quite reasonable (i found i'd end up chucking half the other tins out!)
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Old 28-01-2009, 8:28 PM
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I must be really greedy then, as I eat the whole tin!
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Old 28-01-2009, 8:32 PM
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my freind eats value tuna and she says its fine, yea dont keep anything in a tin in the freidge
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well to be honest i could probably have eaten the whole tin, as i still feel a bit hungry. with baked beans i usually have the whole tin to myself. thanks for the info about storing in another container ive heard about the problem leaving food in tins.
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Default Open can of tuna- how long will it keep?

Hi I opened a can of tuna on wednesday night and only used a third of it. The remainder is in the fridge in a tupperware box but I don't need it until sunday. do you think it will keep until then?

How long would you keep it for before binning it?

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Old 06-02-2009, 6:45 AM
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If it's in a tupperware in the fridge it should be fine.
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Old 06-02-2009, 8:15 AM
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Hi I opened a can of tuna on wednesday night and only used a third of it. The remainder is in the fridge in a tupperware box but I don't need it until sunday. do you think it will keep until then?

How long would you keep it for before binning it?

Hayley
You'll have had it open for 4 days :confused: I wouldn't take the risk with tinned fish - if I'm not using it within 24 hours, I freeze it for later.

I'll add this to the existing thread so that you can get more opinions.

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Old 02-09-2009, 6:39 PM
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PP, so if I have had some since Sunday, would i be better to bin it? I have managed to forget about it until today. It is in a lock and lock, airtight.
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Old 02-09-2009, 6:52 PM
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for tuna on its own in airtight container should be ok for 5 days - but smell it to check.
I find if i mix tuna with mayo (i like to add sweetcorn or onion to the mix) then i find that it smells funny after a couple of days and the mayo separates out after the first day - but thats ok you can alwys stir it in again.
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I would use it within 2 days myself. I think value Tuna is the pits, all slimey and mushy. Only suitable for cats imo. I would rather have it less often. But I prefer herrings anyway.
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Default Sainsbury's Basics Tuna

I'm eating my way through a can of Sainsbury's Basics tuna (with Sweetcord and Mayo) and very tasty it is too! It's as good as any other tinned tuna I've bought. It's chunky & steaky and isn't like the flaky & slimey brands you mention. I'm on my third day so I think I'll have what remains with chips tonight - don't throw it away! - it's good enough to eat all day...
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