Canned Salmon: Acceptable Defects
This product was donated to OFB by a major seafood processor via SeaShare, a nonprofit that pairs this kind of donation with food banks
A large number of the cans have a small quantity of rust on the lip of the can top. This amount of rust is considered an “insignificant defect” according to the AFDO Can Defect Guide, and is not a food safety issue.
Some of the cans are also slightly underfilled, meaning that they might contain a few grams less product than their listed net weight.
The rust and underfilling are the reasons that the manufacturer donated the salmon to OFB–it is otherwise good, high-quality product.
As always, if you receive cans with large amounts of rust, heavy pitting, large dents or sharp creases, please throw them out.
The above pictures are examples of acceptable and/or insignificant rust on this specific product.
This is for products labeled with LogRef 883066
distributed by OFB on or after 11/1/2023