Dented baby formula from grocery salvage??
Hello! I'm happy to have just found this site. Hoping someone here might have some knowledge/input to offer on this subject.
My 3 month old is on formula because I am unable to breastfeed due to a prior breast reduction. We qualify for WIC, but they don't allow organic formula, which I feel is really important. Problem, of course, is affording the organic formula. Our local grocery salvage often has the organic formula my son drinks, in powdered form, with one or two small dents in the can. I've bought it several times (it's at least half price), but was just reading that formula manufacturers recommend not using dented cans of powdered formula. I've been figuring that if the cans are not broken and are still sealed, it should be fine since it's just powder. Am I wrong? I want to save money, but certainly don't want to give my baby food poisoning! I can't seem to find a straight answer on this (and suspect that formula companies, doctors, etc would be a little too paranoid to tell me that this is ok even if it probably is).
Alternately, is there a way to tell if powdered formula is spoiled? If I mixed it with water would it taste bad if it weren't safe?