Can you give me processing times for metal cans?
USDA no longer stands behind their old processing schedules for metal cans and they stopped researching metal cans for their new canning guidelines published after 1988. Also, canning in metal cans is more expensive than canning in glass jars (based on one use for cans and ten uses for jars). Canning in glass jars is a more environmentally sound practice as the jars can be used repeatedly, while cans are one use only unless recycled. Commercial can companies still sell cans to individuals. For processing times, contact Dixie Canner Company.
Barbara Willenberg, Nutritional
Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia
Last update: Tuesday, May 05, 2009