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Seal failure - canned meat

Posted by joy_unspeakable 7NC (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 9, 12 at 13:32

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.

~ Tracy

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RE: Seal failure - canned meat

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


RE: Seal failure - canned meat

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

RE: Seal failure - canned meat

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.


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