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If you are considering canning foods at home, home food preservation, making jams, jellies, salsa, sauces, fruit butters, pickles, etc., you may be using a hand-me-down recipe and a method that is prone to spoilage and food poisoning.
Using lab tested recipes (like ours) is part of the solution, but so is using the proper method and canning equipment.
Above is the
2020 version of
the Ball Blue Book