Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Dont Kill Your Family !!!!!!!!!
I was horrified to read on a blog of just cooking up some vegetable sauce pop it in a jar and as it cools the jar forms a vacum then you store it.
DO NOT EVER TRY THIS
UNLESS YOU WANT
There is plenty of good advice on how to bottle and store your harvests on the internet
Botulism is a serious form of food poisoning that can cause death. The poison is produced by Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium that is commonly found in soil, on raw fruits and vegetables, on meat and fish, and on many other foods and surfaces.
Botulism spores are tough, and cannot be killed with boiling water or heat without including canning pressures.
Botulism bacteria (the bacteria that grow out of germinated spores) can multiply quickly in a moist, oxygen-free environment and create a very powerful poison. One teaspoonful is enough to kill 100,000 people.
Improper home canning creates the perfect environment to grow botulism bacteria.
Because food contaminated by botulism may look and smell normal, you cannot tell by looking at the food whether it is poisoned by botulism bacteria.