Michigan State University Extension
Preserving Food Safely - 01600934


Overall Appearance

* Good proportion of solid to liquid.
* Full pack with proper headspace.
* Liquid just covering solid.
* Free of air bubbles.
* Free of imperfections--stems, cores, seeds.
* Good seals.
* Practical pack that is done quickly and easily.

Fruit and Vegetables

* Pieces uniform in size and shape.
* Characteristic, uniform color.
* Shape retained--not broken or mushy.
* Proper maturity.

Liquid or Syrup

* Clear and free from sediment.

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