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How tightly should screw bands be put on when closing jars with two piece lids?

 
Screw bands should be put on firmly so that they are hand tight. If they are applied too tightly, buckling of the flat may occur. Do not retighten screw bands after processing.
 

 

 

Barbara Willenberg, Nutritional Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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