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GCC host canner gauge testing


September 24, 2020

Charity Smith/Daily Globe

Glen Ackerman-Behr, director of workforce development at GCC and a canning enthusiast, returns a pressure gauge canning lid to its owner and gives them the results of the testing, along with suggestions on what the owner should do to rectify any problems with it on Monday afternoon. If a gauge doesn't pressurize correctly, it can lead to foodborne illness, such as botulism.


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IRONWOOD - Locals interested in canning foods got some assistance making sure their equipment was operating properly as Gogebic Community College hosted a pair of drive-thru events on Friday and Monday to allow those interested in pressure canning to have their gauges tested to make sure they are reading properly.

Food that is not pressurized correctly can lead to many food-borne illnesses, such as botulism.

The college worked in conjunction with the Michigan State University and University of Wisconsin extension offices, which were unable to provi...

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