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  • Christina posted an update in the group Jams, Jellies, & Preserves 1 year, 5 months ago

    I have a question about selling pickles at my local farmers market on the Big Island – after looking at the food that’s prohibited ( sauerkraut, kimchi, pickles?!) What are the most current (2021 ) allowed foods and if pickles are not included why not? I use a 5% vinegar which is the recommended strength even for commercial manufacturing

    • As far as I know, the rules for Hawaii haven’t changed recently. The reason many states don’t allow canned foods is due to botulism concerns, which could potentially be deadly. Canned foods, when properly prepared, are perfectly safe, but their concern is that a home cook might not properly prepare them. I’m not saying that I agree with the reasoning, but that’s why.