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Use Caution when Choosing Sources of Food Preservation Information and Products

Use Caution when Choosing Sources of Food Preservation Information and ProductsVegetable garden seeds and plants aren’t even 100% planted yet.  However, concerns about jars and lids for the food preservation season are already surfacing, and the market is ripe for scams related to food preservation products.

When purchasing canning jars and lids, be detective-like in thoroughly investigating the website from which you considering making a purchase.  Do your best to determine where the website and/or its products are coming from.  Some are not trustworthy and should be avoided.   Read the customer reviews, check spelling and grammar.  If the prices are too good to be true then they probably are too good to be true.

Two legitimate online sources for food preservation supplies and information are

Another source of reliable, trustworthy food preservation information is the National Center for Home Food Preservation at: https://nchfp.uga.edu/.

Here are a few quick reminders about food preservation:

  • Follow research-tested methods
  • Do NOT use multi-function electric pressure cookers for canning
  • Do NOT can in the oven or dishwasher
  • Contact your local extension office for more information about home food preservation

Photo Source:  https://pixabay.com/photos/canning-relish-pickle-626204/ (downloaded 5/11/21)

 

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