Medicine: Foods in Cans

The U. S. Bureau of Home Economics (Department of Agriculture) last week aimed a bulletin at a conviction widely held by U. S. housewives: that it is unsafe to leave food in tin cans after opening. "Under proper conditions of storage," said the Bureau, "food is perfectly safe . . . spoils no faster and no slower in the open can than in any other container." Some acid foods "like fruit and tomatoes, when stored in an open can, do tend to dissolve iron. This may give the food a sightly metallic taste...

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