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tarla mccall
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I have a question can i reopen and reprocess green beans that i have recently water bath canned. M y concern is getting botulism i do not want to waste my beans or time.Could someone help me ?Some of the beans i did 2 weeks ago.
 
Nicole Castle
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Food safety wise, 2 weeks is far too long to reprocess. 2 weeks is a long time for the botulism bacteria to reproduce and produce toxins.
Quality-wise, your beans will probably be terribly mushy after reprocessing.

Your chances of getting botulism are pretty small, but the consequences are very serious. I personally wouldn't risk it. If you do decide to risk it, thoroughly boiling your beans 10 minutes after opening the jar and immediately before eating will kill a lot of the bacteria and toxins.

 
tarla mccall
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Thank you for your response,I now have a pressure canner aned again thank you.
 
Nicole Castle
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You are very welcome. I find pressure canning so much less work than BWB -- I think you will really like it.
 
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