I put a bunch of canned goods aside in 2011. Tuna, salmon, chicken, tomatoes, corn, green beans, peaches, pineapple, fruit cocktail etc. Also put up rice, grits, pinto beans, oats etc. in vacuum sealed mylar. I recently decided to replenish my stores, thinking I would have to scrap the canned goods. Well, except for the canned fruit ( which I am sure was edible, but had broken down a bit) all the canned goods are still fine. We have been eating them regularly for weeks. Good to know that even if there is a "best by" date on canned goods, they will keep for much longer. The mylar sealed dry goods are perfectly fine, and should be for another 7 years.