I often cannot eat all food in a can of ready-to-eat vegetable, cranberry/tomato/spaghetti sauce, or salmon.

I keep the rest in the original can in either the refrigerator or the freezer.

I recently saw on a can of orange juice that "Refrigerate after opening in a separate container". But I haven't found similar words on other cans.

Is it safe to keep food in an opened can in general?

Does my question depend on specific food?

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  • It this a a metal can ? maybe it a safety issue against cuts ?
    – Max
    Commented Dec 7, 2016 at 21:44
  • Metal cans. perhaps tin cans
    – Tim
    Commented Dec 7, 2016 at 22:09


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