Is re-canning last year's tomato sauce safe?

Asked September 13, 2015, 4:15 PM EDT

I have several quarts of last year's tomato sauce canned according to approved methods (hot water bath, lemon juice added, etc.) and would like to re-can in pint jars. Is it safe to do this if I reheat the sauce and appropriately can using approved methods?

Orleans County New York

1 Response

Provided the cans were properly canned the first time around, I would expect that recanning the product will not be an issue from a safety standpoint. Not sure about it from a quality standpoint. Be sure to follow the canning instructions and use new lids.