High-Acid Foods Step 8  

 

After jars have cooled 24 hours, check jar seals by pressing on centre of each lid. If the lid center is pulled down and does not move, remove the screw band and lift the jar by the lid. Lids that do not flex and cannot be easily lifted off the jars have good seals.

 

Refrigerate or reprocess any unsealed jars.

 

Wipe jars with a damp cloth. Remove, wash and dry screw bands; store separately or replace loosely on jars, as desired.

 

Label and store jars in a cool, dark place.

 

For best quality use home canned foods within one year.