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Canning? Have your pressure canner tested to ensure food safety

With many Nevadans choosing to grow more of their own food, they are also doing their own canning, and “pressure-canning” using a pressure canner, is becoming increasing popular. In order to ensure food safety and prevent botulism, those using this canning method should have their pressure canners inspected each year, including having the canners’ dial gauge that measures the pressure tested. This fall, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering this service at its Washoe County office. “We think more people are using the pressure canners these days because they are thought to maintain foods’ nutrients and flavor longer,” said …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Sep 27, 2013 07:43AM Published Sep 27, 2013 07:43AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.