With a wide variety of contents, a fair amount of liquids and wide availability, canned foods can be a great emergency food source for survivors from all types of disasters, including Zombie outbreaks or attacks. But, with the threat of botulism poisoning a very real possibility for many survivors, it’s important to always check the condition of the canned food at hand before popping it open to consume whatever may be hiding inside. Look for signs of bulging, rust, dents and/or broken seals, these are all signs that the contents may be contaminated and unsafe to eat. If you come across a questionable can when you’re out scavenging or going through your back up food storage, skip a meal and go hungry, rather than making it your last. Botulism poisoning is a serious and deadly condition that is never worth the risk… no matter how hungry you are.
This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t stock ample supplies of canned goods for use during everyday life of during a disaster, it just means you need to rotate your supplies and always double check before you dine.