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How can one remove ring bands that are too tight?

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She can do one of two things. 1) Leave the rings on until she is ready to use the product. We recommend that rings be removed to prevent them from rusting onto the jar and then making removal difficult. 2) She can gently tape the ring with the handle of a knife to loosen the ring. She will need to inspect the ring to be certain that it is not bent. If it is bent, she should not reuse the ring.

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

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