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Is it safe to reuse canning lids?

 
When using the two-piece, self-sealing lid, the flat metal disk should never be reused. The sealing compound will not seal correctly after it has been used once. The metal screwband, if not rusted or bent, can be reused.    
 

 

Barbara Willenberg, Nutritional Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last update: Tuesday, May 05, 2009

 

 


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