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GCC to offer gauge testing for pressure canners


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IRONWOOD — Gogebic Community College is offering free testing of dial gauges for pressure canners from 3 to 6 p.m today and again on Monday, in conjunction with the Michigan State University-Extension and the University of Wisconsin-Extension.

A pressure gauge used by someone who cans food items like vegetable and meat, must be tested once per year, according to a press release from the college.

“It seems that with COVID and with other things around food safety this year, we have a lot more people who seem to be canning,” said Glen Ackerman-Behr, dire...

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