how long does canned food last
There are plenty of factors that will say how long canned food may last. Here's a list to check out to see how long your canned goods will last: http://preparedness.families.com/blog/how-long-will-your-canned-foods-last
For safety, you should follow the expiration dates on cans. Shelf life depends on ingredients and canning processes. Also, if a can is damaged or swollen, the food is not to be considered safe.
Properly stored canned foods will retain optimum eating quality for at least 1 year. Canned foods should be stored in a cool, dry place.
Canned food generally lasts between 6 months and a year. The time differs depending what you have canned. For more information please visit http://www.fsis.usda.gov/help/faqs_hotline_preparation/index.asp.