Michigan State University Extension
Preserving Food Safely - 01600561


Many of the directions for making pickles call for
processing for 5 or 10 minutes in a boiling water bath.
Whenever the processing time for pickles is less than 10
minutes, sterilized jars should be used. If the
processing time is 10 minutes or longer, the jars do not
need to be sterilized. Make sure all jars are clean and

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