Storing Stew in a jar

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  1. blowpipes

    blowpipes

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    Hi - I hope I've got the right area here as I am new to the industry. I'm looking to sell cooked food in jars - including meat dishes e.g. stews, cassoulet etc in airtight glass jars and I wonder if anyone knows the typical shelf life of food stored in this way? I understand that the food would need to transferred while very hot, to very hot, sterilised jars and immediately sealed in order for them to last any time. But I am wondering just how long if the product contains meat.

    Many thanks all!
     
  2. phatch

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    Canning meat is a whole different thing from canning fruit. You'll need a pressure canner and a recipe that hits the right pH. It's a rather tricky process to can meat and vegetables together so the vegetables aren't over cooked.

    https://www.gopresto.com/recipes/canning/meat.php is a start for meat alone. No stew.
     
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    Hi Phatch - much appreciated - I will read and inward digest. Thanks again
     
  4. Pat Pat

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    I sold stews in a jar before, but they're always refrigerated so there's nothing special I needed to do.
     
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