How long does potted moose last?
Canned Moosemeat used in a Stew
Some friends gave a jar of potted moose about two years ago. We've kept it closed in the fridge (which has never failed) since then. It got 'lost' at the back of the fridge. It looks just the same as it did when they gave it to us.
Would it still be safe to eat, or did we wait too long?
Thanks for your help,
David, Personally I wouldn't hesitate in eating pressure preserved moose meat as long as the seal hasn't been broken.
I must emphasize that the meat must
have been done by the pressure cooker canning method. I would not eat it if the seal was not intact, or if the canning method used was the boiling method.
As for longevity, we keep canned (jarred moose or salmon) for several years. We don't keep our canned food in refrigerator unless it has been opened. Once opened only a few days before it is discarded. We have a cold room (although it is not very cold) that we keep our canned food in. It is dark, no sunlight get in. I would think that if your canned food was exposed to sun the shelf life would be shortened.