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Canned sardine/mackeral Question

Jackie007 Oct 13, 2010 02:27 PM

I have two cans of fish (one sardine and one mackeral). Both cans, when I took them out of the box have a very thin layer of oil over the top of the can. Is this from packaging? Neither can looks to be leaking and isn't dented, but it kind of weirds me out.

Am I overreacting and it's really just fine?

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    la2tokyo RE: Jackie007 Oct 13, 2010 07:01 PM

    I think cans sometimes get sprayed with a light oil to keep them from rusting. If the can was leaking the oil would have soaked into the box. I assume this isn't the case. I can't remember what it was exactly, but I know I've had cans of something that was a little slippery on the outside from something that was sprayed on it.

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      Jackie007 RE: la2tokyo Oct 13, 2010 11:27 PM

      Thank you. I never noticed it before but both weren't brands that I usually buy.

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