Food Failures: When Home Canning Goes Wrong

17:08 minutes

Jars broke? Lids buckled? Didn’t get a tight seal? In this episode of the “Food Failures” series, home canning expert Jessica Piper talks about the science of home canning, including how to avoid botulism and how to choose between a water bath or a pressure canner (hint: it depends on pH).


Segment Guests

Jessica Piper

Jessica Piper is a home canning expert and lead representative of consumer affairs at Jarden Home Brands in Daleville, Indiana.

Meet the Producer

About Christopher Intagliata

Christopher Intagliata was Science Friday’s senior producer. He once served as a prop in an optical illusion and speaks passable Ira Flatowese.

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