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Safety is key when canning food at home


August 23, 2020

STILLWATER, Okla. – Many gardeners across the state are finding themselves with excess fresh fruits and vegetables. Although the family can consume a fair amount of the garden bounty before it spoils, canning that food is a great way to reduce waste and preserve that summer-fresh taste all year long.

Barbara Brown, Oklahoma State University Extension food specialist, said there are several safe methods of canning food at home.

“The key to canning is safety. If done incorrectly, those mistakes can be deadly,” Brown said. “Jars of improperly canned vegetables and meats can contain t...

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