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Dole Pineapple Juice Can Rusted On The Inside.

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Dole Pineapple Juice Can Rusted On The Inside.

Opened up the 48 oz. can lid to reuse for paint brushes after I had poured the juice into a plastic juice container. Glad I did. The can was speckled with rust on the inside with a larger patch the size of a quarter on the underside of the lid. The date was one month after the best before date but the rust had probably been there for a while as it was quite extensive.
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Are there dents on the can?
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sandikosh wrote:
Sep 25th, 2016 8:31 am
Are there dents on the can?
No dents. Can was perfect on the outside. I was surprised and disgusted at the condition of the inside. There is no plastic coating on the inner lining just metal.
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Sep 25th, 2016 8:58 am
sandikosh wrote:
Sep 25th, 2016 8:31 am
Are there dents on the can?
No dents. Can was perfect on the outside. I was surprised and disgusted at the condition of the inside. There is no plastic coating on the inner lining just metal.
This could lead to a recall if they find out many cans are like this.
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they can tell which batch is affected simply by you supplying the can to them, they will see which julian code and lot numbers are affected
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It happen to me a while ago. When i drink pineapple dole in can i saw some rust i think it is while i am drinking. Then I’m a bit curious so i open and saw the tin can inside was rusted. Is it still safe? Thank you for your response
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JimmerJ91053 wrote:
Aug 15th, 2018 12:28 pm
It happen to me a while ago. When i drink pineapple dole in can i saw some rust i think it is while i am drinking. Then I’m a bit curious so i open and saw the tin can inside was rusted. Is it still safe? Thank you for your response
Should be ok, you're still here posting.
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I'm not touching anything Dole until this mess is sorted out.
It should have been dealt with at least two years ago, yet people keep complaining about it.
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It’s okay.. you got extra minerals
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Well since they're not steel cans, it's not rust. I believe it's simply oxidation of the pineapple sediment that sticks to the edges of the can and sometimes the tin plating on them. Even if it was rust, rust is non-toxic and won't kill you. Unless things taste very metallic it's perfectly safe. That being said, with high acid foods like pineapple, tomatoes etc, once a can is opened the contents should be removed to another container (glass or plastic) if you don't use it all immediately.
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Tin cans are actually made of steel and plated with tin. Both are fine if ingested. The inside of the can is normally lined with an epoxy resin (link). If there was a defect in the epoxy lining, it could have rusted the can.

I'd be more worried about ingesting the lining in the can than the rust.

edit, read your post after I wrote the above. lol, maybe that's why it rusted.
profile wrote:
Sep 25th, 2016 8:58 am
No dents. Can was perfect on the outside. I was surprised and disgusted at the condition of the inside. There is no plastic coating on the inner lining just metal.
Probably just missed getting coated at the factory.
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playnicee1 wrote:
Aug 16th, 2018 12:41 am
I'm not touching anything Dole until this mess is sorted out.
It should have been dealt with at least two years ago, yet people keep complaining about it.
I stopped buying pineapple juice in cans years ago, they always tastes tinny to me. Got food poisoning from pre packaged sliced pineapple in container by Dole. They seem to getting sloppy with their food practicesDisappointed Face
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rageking wrote:
Sep 25th, 2016 6:16 pm
This could lead to a recall if they find out many cans are like this.
This is normal. I have always found rust on pineapple juice cans. Its the acidity of the juice that causes this.
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playnicee1 wrote:
Aug 16th, 2018 12:41 am
I'm not touching anything Dole until this mess is sorted out.
It should have been dealt with at least two years ago, yet people keep complaining about it.
I just opened a can of Dole pineapple juice I bought from Walmart. I was going to use the can for my plant, so i cut off the top...and behold rust...and some grey spots that look like cancer! The date is on the top of the can( the part I opened) says 2020 it is good until...I took photos and is thinking of doing what was suggested in this thread. I want my $ back and I want DOLE to answer ...why? Any ideas on how to approach this?

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