Time For A New Canning Recipe?

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Triad --  Do you remember canning on hot summer days with your mom or grandmother?  The memories may be what make you want to keep the tradition going. 

Sometimes we need to start new traditions...

Safe canning recommendations have changed dramatically over the years.  According to Suzanne Driessen, Food Safety Educator, if you are using a recipe that dates before 1994, you need to update.   Older recipes put you at risk for Botulism and other illnesses. 

The safest solution is to go to the North Carolina Extension Office's website to get a safe updated recipe.  Here are some more recipes from the Rudd Farm.  They have all been cleared by the Extension Office so you can consider them safe (and straight from a local farm).  They were updated in 2010.

Remember to not only update your recipe but also to follow the new one.  Canning recipes are very specific.  In order to keep your family healthy, follow them to the letter and never try to make up your own. 

It's great to be able to open up your garden green beans in January.  It's not quite as fun to open up a jar or Botulism. 

University of Minnesota Extension Office

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