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Canning -- Tomatoes

Can tomatoes that were heated, packed in canning jars, and not processed three weeks ago be safely processed today?

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No, she should not process them because there is a remote possibility that C. botulinum might be present and could have formed toxin. Tomatoes are usually not associated with C. botulinum poisoning but one never knows.

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

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