canning mustard safety testing

Asked April 19, 2020, 5:52 PM EDT

Any recipe that is to be canned MUST be tested for safety first. This is a complicated and expensive process that includes professional testing for the acidity level and the thickness of the product, among other factors. This must be done to prevent potentially life threatening food borne illness. If a mustard recipe has not been specifically tested and approved for home canning, then it is not recommended to can that product and it should be stored in a refrigerator. There are several mustard recipes that can be home preserved in a water bath canner on Ball's website: http://www.freshpreserving.com/recipes.aspx


How can I get a mustard recipe tested for canning ?

Hernando County Florida

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See above.

To get a recipe "tested" for safety, it usually goes through a process authority. You can find researcher at Universities (like University of Florida) who do this or private labs. Are you going to be selling it? If not, freezing is a less costly alternative if you are looking to subdivide a larger containers into smaller containers so the product can be used longer and has more manageable container size.

How can I get a mustard recipe tested for canning ?

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See above.

To get a recipe "tested" for safety, it usually goes through a process authority. You can find researcher at Universities (like University of Florida) who do this or private labs. Are you going to be selling it? If not, freezing is a less costly alternative if you are looking to subdivide a larger containers into smaller containers so the product can be used longer and has more manageable container size.

-Katherine Allen University of Florida/IFAS Extension