I do not buy canned food frequently; I primarily buy fresh or frozen. However I do buy them sometimes, usually assorted beans. So, I opened a can of Heinz beans on Sunday and found more than beans in the can. The inside walls were covered with what looked like mold, a black substance that you can scrape off with your nails. Unfortunately, I consumed half of them before I noticed (BLAH). I contacted Heinz and they did respond promptly with a phone call and a follow up email but I am not so sure that their explanation is valid . They said it was harmless staining, a reaction between food and the metal which was a Natural occurrence??? Really?
Personally, I think it is black mold and I find it strange they would so easily dismiss this as harmless. If nothing else it is pretty disgusting. They also said that the code identified the can as being manufactured in 2018 and was quite old. Ok, So, should the inside of a food can look like this after two years and does it really not affect people at all?
I must say when all is said and done that their response time was excellent and on the phone she was very courteous and emphatic so a plus for that.