Need answers fast.
Me again. I got a phone call this morning from my cousin.ShE asked if I could come help her move some shelves. So off I went. She lost her husband earlier last year and her mother a few months ago. So I try and help her as much as I can. Well after getting there I found out the shelves were for all the canning foods she has (her's and her moms).Well as we were moving the jars a lid popped off Looked like white beans (I dont know if they were dried then canned or fresh).So Talked her into checking the jars by holding up and seeing if a lid pops off . A couple did . She is the one I wrote of before that canns the old way . Well I had talked her into removing the rings.I've never seen so many jars of food put up. They were saved and brought back from Tennessee with her moms belongs. I have questions about some of the food that was thrown away today. I know her mom did use a pressure cooker cause she shoud me it. ( didnt know they made them that big) anyway. I 've always read that you shoud throu the jars and all away when suspecting bad .. I couldnt talk her into doing it she throu it all in a garbage bag. I read that the spore could be in the air..And also some of the beans had no water and seem to jell up. She had so many different beans. and she had potatoes that were like maybe starch resting in the bottom of the jar.(1 inch or 2). She is waiting for a answer on the potatoes. Before they get put away.Shoud they be thrown away? She also had some sweet potatoes she was going to cook and were muchy. Why? I really dont think she cares. But I do .Iam trying to look up some answers. I know I cant talk her into changing how she canns. But I am making her aware of the dangers. Iam planning on buying her a Ball book. Theres no way she'll throu the jars away. Growing up I never ate at her house cause I never felt it was clean. Birds flying everwhere.Could someone give me some answers.If the lids poped off does that mean botchlisum?Oh and I've never made pickles so I dont know . I know you have to cook the food for 30 minutes or so to be safe and with pickles theres no cooking so how is that safe or is there no fear because of the vinegar. She had sweet and dill. But the lids are good and tight. What do you think.Do you think this loosing could have been done moving the jars here. Thank you so much..
jamie P.s. I do feel good about talking her into throuing the beans away . When I told her some of the other stuff I've learned she thought I was crazy.She is to impatient to wait for the presure to go down on its own too. She will not throu the jars away when needed.