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Canning -- Miscellaneous

Can I process food packed in half-pint jars for a shorter time than I would for pint jars?

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No. Use the same processing time as for pint jars. Even if the instructions do not contain information for half-pint jars, it is safe to use the time for pints.

PREPARED BY: Angela M. Fraser, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Food Safety Specialist, and Carolyn J. Lackey, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N., Professor/Food and Nutrition Specialist, North Carolina State University (August 2004)

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