Dial Pressure Canner Testing

— Written By Hannah Nichols and last updated by Norma Chrisawn

Now that summer is officially here, many are enjoying the seasonal fruits and vegetables that are available this time of year. If you are planning to take advantage of these summer favorites by canning, it is important to make sure your pressure canner is in good working condition. Low acid vegetables, meat products, and some tomato products must be canned in a pressure canner for the correct time and pressure to ensure their safety. If not processed correctly, these low acid foods may contain the deadly botulism toxin.

The Yancey County Extension Center will be testing dial gauges throughout the canning season for free. Dial gauges should be tested annually, and weighted gauges do not require testing. Simply call our office to set up an appointment for this free service and to ask any other home food preservation questions you may have.  Call 828-682-6186 or email hannah_nichols@ncsu.edu.

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Photo of Hannah Nichols, RDHannah Nichols, RDArea Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences (828) 688-4811 (Office) hannah_nichols@ncsu.eduMitchell County, North Carolina
Updated on Jun 25, 2014
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