So yesterday DH wants some chicken noodle soup for lunch. Now I've had a half a case of this in the basement that I've meant to get rid of. The date of the cans is 2002. He brings one up and says, "it's canned, it should be ok." So I looked it over, no rust, not bulging. I thought to myself, "If we were in Nuclear Winter would I eat this?....Heck yea!" So I figured if he was game, I'd chance it. I opened it and it didn't spurt. (another sign of spoilage) It didn't smell bad, so I made it and boiled it at least 5 minutes. We ate it and lived. What's the point to this story? I have no idea.