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    • Rabbit
    • By Rabbit 12th Jan 07, 10:32 PM
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    • 12th Jan 07, 10:32 PM
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    • 12th Jan 07, 10:32 PM
    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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    • prettypennies
    • By prettypennies 12th Jan 07, 11:21 PM
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    • 12th Jan 07, 11:21 PM
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    • 12th Jan 07, 11:21 PM
    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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    • iceicebaby
    • By iceicebaby 13th Jan 07, 12:04 AM
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    • 13th Jan 07, 12:04 AM
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    • 13th Jan 07, 12:04 AM
    Id say 2 or 3 days, again sniff it if it smells ok it probably is.
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    • want2bmortgage3
    • By want2bmortgage3 28th Jan 09, 8:19 PM
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    • 28th Jan 09, 8:19 PM
    canned tuna - how long can u keep once opened?
    • #5
    • 28th Jan 09, 8:19 PM
    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?
  • rach
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    • 28th Jan 09, 8:23 PM
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    • 28th Jan 09, 8:23 PM
    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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    • geri1965
    • By geri1965 28th Jan 09, 8:28 PM
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    • 28th Jan 09, 8:28 PM
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    • 28th Jan 09, 8:28 PM
    I must be really greedy then, as I eat the whole tin!
  • onetomany
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    • 28th Jan 09, 8:32 PM
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    • 28th Jan 09, 8:32 PM
    my freind eats value tuna and she says its fine, yea dont keep anything in a tin in the freidge
    • want2bmortgage3
    • By want2bmortgage3 28th Jan 09, 8:32 PM
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    • 28th Jan 09, 8:32 PM
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    • 28th Jan 09, 8:32 PM
    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.
  • domesticgoddess789
    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?

    Hayley
    • N9eav
    • By N9eav 6th Feb 09, 6:45 AM
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    If it's in a tupperware in the fridge it should be fine.
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    • Penelope Penguin
    • By Penelope Penguin 6th Feb 09, 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
    Originally posted by pinkhayley789
    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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    • zippychick
    • By zippychick 2nd Sep 09, 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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  • tandraig
    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.
  • buxtonrabbitgreen
    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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    • mal4mac
    • By mal4mac 16th Jan 11, 1:26 PM
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    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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