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#1 Elliottl86

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 04:16 PM

I had a tinned food can in my car boot with a bottle of screenwash which has unfortunately leaked. As you can see it's leaked onto the label, but could it have leaked through the can into the food, or is an aluminium can strong enough to not let any in? It's one of those tins that cost like £2 so I'm reluctant to just throw it away if the food is still ok! Thanks

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 04:25 PM

Generally no, most chemicals won't migrate through aluminum or through the seal.

 

The dented seal on that can is a completely separate issue, your decision there.


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#3 Charles.C

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 09:26 PM

I had a tinned food can in my car boot with a bottle of screenwash which has unfortunately leaked. As you can see it's leaked onto the label, but could it have leaked through the can into the food, or is an aluminium can strong enough to not let any in? It's one of those tins that cost like £2 so I'm reluctant to just throw it away if the food is still ok! Thanks

 

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 01:01 AM

Hello,

 

IMO, your canned food is hermetically sealed. And the tin can has no leak that would let the chemicals in.

 

 Next time, you must store food from chemical agent separately.

 

But when in doubt, throw it away.

 

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