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Canning -- Pickled and Fermented Foods

What types of containers are appropriate for brining pickles?

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Food-grade plastic containers, unchipped enamel-lined pans, glass or stone crocks are recommended for fermenting vegetables or cucumbers. Do not use plastic pails or trash cans, as these containers are not food-grade plastics. Stainless steel and aluminum containers will become pitted with prolonged contact with salt solutions.

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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