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Health Canada offers canning safety tips

Home canning is a popular and safe way to preserve food for later use. Jams, pickles, soups, sauces, meat and seafood are frequently canned in glass jars. If home canned foods are not properly prepared, they can cause serious illness such as botulism. Botulism is caused by the toxin of bacterium – called Clostridium botulinum -that affects the nervous system and can cause paralysis… […]