Canned herring - should I have thrown it out?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Feathyr, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. Feathyr

    Feathyr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2014
    I recently bought a can of canned herring in mustard sauce. It wasn't past the expiration date; the can was not bulging or leaking, and there were no dents.

    I opened it up for lunch today and a small amount of mustard - only about a teaspoon, if that much - bubbled out. Neither the fish or the sauce had any signs they were bad, so I ate it anyway. Was the minor bubbling normal, or did I just make a stupid mistake? Mom does home-canning annually, but she's busy at the moment so I can't ask her.
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2016
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    I wouldn't worry. You've done your due diligence.

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