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Avoid Botulism, Do Not Make Mistakes While Canning

Mistakes commonly made when pressure canning include:

  • Taking “short cuts.” Recommended preparation and processing instructions should always be followed.
  • Using jars not specifically designed for home canning. Commercial glass jars with screw-on lids should not be used when canning.
  • Using outdated canning books or instructions. Updated (within the past 10 years) canning books and instructions should be used.
  • Using untested recipes. Canning recipes should always be sought from a reliable source such as your local extension office


For more, go here.   Thanks to Extension Service, USDA.


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