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Lid didn't pop...help!

tobycat Jul 4, 2008 10:19 PM

I opened a new jar of chopped garlic to put in some salad dressing and the lid didn't make a pop sound. Now I am worried I am going to make everyone who eats my salad sick...should I start over with a fresh batch of dressing?


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  1. sarah galvin RE: tobycat Jul 4, 2008 10:27 PM

    yes, probably. did it feel sealed when you opened it. was it commercially prepared or was it your own canning? was the lid bulged?

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      tobycat RE: tobycat Jul 4, 2008 10:33 PM

      commercial garlic, with a safety seal around it, plastic.

      no the lid wasn't bulging

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        sarah galvin RE: tobycat Jul 4, 2008 10:34 PM

        It's probably ok then. I don't always get the pop sound. But if the lid bulges, toss it.

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          tobycat RE: sarah galvin Jul 4, 2008 10:45 PM

          thank you Sarah!

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