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Canning -- Vegetables

A can of October beans has only half of the beans are in water, the remaining half are out of water and look dry. Are they safe to eat?

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This product will probably have a poorer quality but will be safe to eat. Over time the quality will continue to deteriorate. Therefore, you are right - consume quickly for quality and not for safety sake. In regards to the center jar which tipped over during processing - YES - as long as the jar is sealed and has been processed for the appropriate length of time.

PREPARED BY: Angela M. Fraser, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Food Safety Specialist, NC State University in July 2004

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