One-piece lids safe for canning?


Lids for home canning

Single-piece lids have not been adequately tested for use in home canning by the National Center for Home Food Preservation. In addition, one-piece lids are not typically used for water bath canning. It can be difficult to apply the correct amount of force to the lid so that it is not over or under-tightened.

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Lids for commercial products

There is no specific language in the Oregon Farm Direct Law that prevents producers making products under this licensing exemption from using one-piece lids for naturally acidic foods like jams and jellies or for lacto-fermented foods. The requirement for these products is that they are processed in a "clean, healthful, and sanitary manner." If you are making acidified foods like pickles, chutneys, or salsas, these must be processed using a published process and recipe. All of the current published processes that have been approved for use under the OR farm direct law recommend using a two-piece lid.

If you need more information about the farm direct law as it applies to producer processed products, see the following publication:

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