Seal failure - canned meat

joy_unspeakable(7NC)October 9, 2012

I canned several pints of venison yesterday. They came out of the canner around 5 pm last evening. I just checked them (1:30 pm) and one lid did not seal. It is safe to refrigerate or cook and eat for this evening, or should it be tossed. If it were vegetables, I'd know the answer but I'm not sure with canned meat.

If it matters, I raw packed and processed for 75 minutes - all the approved guidelines of course.

Thanks!

~ Tracy

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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Less than 24 hours you can reprocess it. Or refrigerate it and use ASAP after cooking it well first.

Dave

    Bookmark   October 9, 2012 at 2:48PM
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joy_unspeakable(7NC)

Thanks Dave!
That was my initial thought, but then the thought of meat sitting out on the counter all night had me second guessing. I will cook the heck out of it this evening!
~ Tracy

    Bookmark   October 9, 2012 at 3:21PM
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readinglady(z8 OR)

Just a thought for your own comfort - an unsealed jar allows for air and botulism spores proliferate in an air-free environment. So the worst form of food spoilage is unlikely.

Nevertheless, refrigeration followed by speedy use is the best option.

Carol

    Bookmark   October 9, 2012 at 7:43PM
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