It's been discussed here many times also, that the "use by" dates are not necessarily "go bad by" dates. Many if not most foods last longer than the date stamped on the can. And I've learned from MikeK, goose3 and others here........the texture and color may change, and some nutritional value may be lost way after the dates on many cans....it's still edible so long as the seal of the can hasn't been compromised. I went and pulled some cans out of the pantry. I'm not gonna go dig into the storage....but here's several items. I always mark the "use by" with a sharpie. If you're not....you might want to. These are items I rotate from my storage, into the pantry for use. All new food goes to storage as these are rotated out.
I disagree on their date for honey. Honey virtually lasts forever. So does sugar, if it's kept dry and free from insects and rodents. I keep some sugar in the bags, some in plastic air tight containers, and some stored in mylar, with no o2.
I agree with goose3 about canned meats also. Canned veggies, etc. I didn't read every item on the list....but just skimmed over it. Remeber...the dates on the cans below....are the manufacturers
suggested use by date.
Here's a recent thread about canned goods.