Canned meat safe to eat or not?

Asked January 6, 2014, 10:55 AM EST

I brought a jar of home canned beef upstairs from cool basement and within minutes the lid popped and was no longer concave but bulging. Is it safe to eat?

Van Buren County Iowa

1 Response

Any canned food that does not stay sealed should not be eaten. It sounds like the product has spoiled causing the lid to pop. I would check the other jars that were processed in the same batch because you may have issues with those as well. Always follow tested recipes for canning to ensure that your food remains safe and is of good quality.