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Practice Safe Home Canning to Avoid Botulism, CDC Advises

Home canning is a popular activity — but one that must be done safely in order to prevent the growth of dangerous bacteria, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reminding the public. “Home canning is a great way to preserve your garden goodies. But beware: if it’s done the wrong way, the vegetables… Continue Reading

Asian Canning Operations Under U.S. Scrutiny

Anyone who eats canned goods from China and Thailand — especially mushrooms and baby corn — may be glad to know that U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cops have been busy on the Asian beat. After low-acid canned food facilities in Liujing, China and Mae Sot, Tak, Thailand were inspected by FDA inspections last… Continue Reading

Take a Note From Granny's PlayBook…

Take a Note From Granny’s PlayBook… …by making those jams and jellies she used to make. …by pickling your cucumbers, peppers and green beans. …by canning fruits and vegetables in sturdy glass jars. …but make sure you update the recipes! Whether your grandmother or grandfather was responsible for storing the summer’s harvest, you may want… Continue Reading

Established Canning Standards Ensure Food Safety

This spring and summer, gardens popped up everywhere:  from empty inner-city lots to downtown rooftops to the White House lawn.  As summer winds down and an overabundance of cucumbers, tomatoes, and other produce threatens to overwhelm gardeners, options present themselves. Option 1: Donate your surplus garden produce to your local food bank. Option 2: Preserve… Continue Reading