Canning pears and a 6 jars are slightly pink.

Asked August 30, 2019, 2:07 PM EDT

Canning pears (pints) and a 6 jars have cooled overnight slightly pink? Could this be over processing and cooking too long? Appreciate your help. First time this happened to me in 40 + years.

Marion County Oregon food safety home food preservation

1 Response

I would recommend you talk to our hotline experts and they can help you problem solve. The toll-free hotline (800-354-7319) is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (July 15th - October 18th). Extension certified Master Food Preserver volunteers from Lane and Douglas counties take the calls.

Oregon State University Extension Service offers this food preservation and safety hotline every year during the peak canning season. The hotline is available for queries on proper canning techniques, safe recipes to follow, and the locations for pressure canner gauge testing in your area.

Thank you for contacting Ask an Expert, and happy canning!