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Can I reuse my canning jar lids?

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Do not reuse canning lids. They are meant for one sealing only. Lids that come on commercial products like mayonnaise also are not suitable for reuse in home canning.

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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