Home Canning 

Safety is the number one priority when beginning the process of home-canning.  The guidelines provided in the MontGuides listed to the right are based on extensive research to prevent potential food borne illnesses.  A food borne illness is an illness caused by the foods you eat.  When home-canning; bacteria, mold, and yeast can grow and create a potential hazard to your health when consumed.

Many different disease-causing microbes, or pathogens can contaminate foods.  There are many different food borne illnesses to be aware of but they are easily prevented if you follow published guidelines and recipes.