Cans should not dent like this. Especially when I dropped it from only 7 inches off the ground. Is this kind of denting due to the company using post-recycled metal, or are they making cans thinner to cut costs?

One fact is that dented cans have a higher rate of containing botulism-tainted food. And in this economy, people may tend to not throw out a dented can in order to save money. Or some may not even be aware that they should stay away from dented cans.

But cans shouldn’t dent like this in the first place.

With the food safety bill tanking in Congress, I wonder if it would have required manufacturers to have more solid food packaging.