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How do I safely can foods?

To can foods safely, consider the following:
  • Use the freshest produce possible.
  • Follow recipes and instructions, including all steps necessary to sterilize your cans, lips and other equipment.
  • While you can reuse jars, always use new lids. A proper seal is necessary to keep canned foods safe to eat.

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