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Test your pressure canner gauge at the Pine County Extension office

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The University of Minnesota Extension Pine County office is equipped to offer testing of pressure canner dial gauges for home canners. Pressure canners are required for canning low-acid vegetables, meats, fish and poultry. It is recommended that dial gauges be tested for accuracy each canning season. Metal weighted gauges need not be tested.

Contact the Pine County Extension office at 320-591-1651 or mnext-pine@umn.edu to make an appointment to use the self-serve dial gauge testing station. The Pine County Extension office is located in the Pine County Courthouse, 635 Northridge Drive NW, Suite 280, Pine City, MN. 

For general home canning questions contact the University of Minnesota Extension Answer Line at 800-854-1678 or visit extension.umn.edu preserving and preparing food safely.

Make it a happy, successful canning season by getting prepared before your harvest is ready.

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