• 36°

Have your pressure canner gauge tested on Wednesdays

SALISBURY — Canning season is upon us and you know what that means — it’s time to have your pressure canner gauge tested for accuracy. If you own a dial pressure canner, it is recommended that it be tested every year for accuracy. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, inaccurate dial gauges on canners can lead to under-processing or over-processing of food, resulting in unsafe home-canned food. Food that is not properly processed may cause food-borne illness.
Free canner testing is available. Just bring your pressure canner lid with gauge for testing while you wait. There is no need to bring the entire canner; just the lid with gauge is all that’s needed. Also bring your rubber gaskets and safety valves so that they, too, can be inspected to make sure they are in good operating condition.
If you are the owner of an All American canner, you don’t need to have the gauge tested. The instructions that accompany these canners say use the weight when canning. The dial is just to indicate that pressure is back to 0 before opening.
You are to follow the 5-, 10- or 15-pound directions as you would for any other weighted canner.
I have begun testing dial gauge pressure canner lids each Wednesday through July, between the hours of 10 a.m. and noon. The testing will take place at the Rowan Agriculture Center on Old Concord Road. You may reach our office at 704-216- 8970. You may call ahead to make an appointment or just stop by during the hours mentioned above.

Toi N. Degree is Family and Consumer Education Agent, Rowan County Cooperative Extension Service; e-mail toi_degree@ncsu.edu.

Comments

Comments closed.

Local

Board of elections discusses upgrading voting machines, making precinct changes

News

Lawmakers finalize how state will spend COVID-19 funds

Local

Salisbury Station one of several ‘hot spots’ included in NCDOT rail safety study

Education

Essie Mae Kiser Foxx appeal denied, school considering options

News

Iredell County votes to move Confederate memorial to cemetery

Nation/World

Lara Trump may have eyes on running for a Senate seat

Local

Rowan among counties in Biden’s disaster declaration from November floods

Local

PETA plans protest at Salisbury Police Department on Friday

BREAKING NEWS

Essie Mae Kiser Foxx appeal denied, charter revoked

Coronavirus

29 new positives, no new COVID-19 deaths reported

Crime

Blotter: Woman charged with drug crimes

News

Nesting no more: Eagles appear to have moved on from Duke’s Buck Station

Business

The Smoke Pit leaving downtown Salisbury for standalone building on Faith Road

Education

Shoutouts

High School

High school football: Hornets’ Gaither set the tone against West

Local

Salisbury to show off new fire station

Education

Livingstone College to host virtual Big Read events this month

Local

City makes some appointments to local boards, holds off on others to seek women, appointees of color

Education

Education briefs: RCCC instructor honored by Occupational Therapy Association

Local

Second quarter financial update shows promising outlook for city’s budget

Columnists

Genia Woods: Let’s talk about good news in Salisbury

Local

City attorney will gather more information for Salisbury nondiscrimination ordinance

Education

North Hills planning to hold May fundraiser in person

East Spencer

Developers aim to transform former Dunbar School site into multi-purpose community development