Wrong PSI

Asked August 20, 2018, 1:06 PM EDT

I processed my pints of green beans, all 40 of them at 5 PSI for 20 minutes instead of 10 PSI . Do I need to throw them away?

Lane County Oregon

1 Response

If it is within 24 hours that you canned them, you can reprocess them for 20 minutes at 10 PSI. If it is past that time they could potentially be dangerous so best to not use them.

There is a potential of botulism poisoning with under processed low acid foods. At 5 pounds pressure they are certainly under processed.

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