If I use only half of can of food, for example, chick
peas, I have always put some aluminum foil over
the top and put it in the fridge for future use.
A co-worker saw me doing this at work, and told me that
you should never store canned goods in the can they came
in, because it can cause serious illness or death. She was quite adamant about it. You would have thought
I was eating raw pork. Several other people agreed, but
could not give a rational explanation beyond that the
food was supposed to either spoil faster or become contaminated with metal from the can.
This sounds ridiculous to me, especially after 20 years
of storing foodstuffs in their cans and never being
harmed, to my knowledge.
Is there anyone out there who can tell me more about