The "use by" date on the cans/tins has never bothered me because I believe the cans are made to survive for centuries - in fact I was planning to keep them for the end of the world.
Since we are in yet another "end of the world" crisis in these United States I decided that today was the day to crack open one of them.
Can opened, lid discarded, pie cooked at 450f for 35 minutes on a baking tray in the oven.
Then an utterly delicious lunch Steak and Kidney Pie with Collard Greens.
Anyone care to join me for leftovers?
P.S. I had kippers for supper, with Five Bean Salad (courtesy "Sam's Club) , and sliced tomatoes.
The kippers also come in a can/tin. They are smoked by "Bar Harbor Foods" in the town of Whiting, Maine.
A great day for British ethnic food.