Pressure Canner Testing
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August 10, 2019 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
PLAN 2 CAN! August 10, 2019 from 9:00am – Noon
Join the Henrico Extension Office at Lakeside Farmer’s Market this Saturday and have your pressure canner tested FREE of charge.
Pressure canning is the only method for canning meat, poultry, seafood, and vegetables recommended by the USDA. The bacterium Clostridium botulinum is destroyed in low-acid foods when they are processed at the correct time and pressure in pressure canners.
The USDA recommends that pressure canner gauges be tested every year for accuracy.
Dial gauges need to be checked every year for two safety reasons: safety in operation and safety in food preservation. Weighted gauges do not need to be checked. High dome canners cannot be tested.