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Do you have any instructions about how to process foods at home in metal cans?

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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) no longer provides instructions for processing foods in metal cans. Old instructions can no longer be considered safe processes. In addition, it is difficult to find sealers and cans to purchase in the small quantities a consumer needs and they are expensive.

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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