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Canning -- Equipment

Is it safe to can food in half-gallon jars?

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The only food that can be safely processed in half-gallon containers is fruit juice. Absolutely no other food should be canned in half-gallon containers.

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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