Today, I bought a dozen new quart canning jars for a new project I’m starting using #10 Cans of dehydrated foods. I noticed the label on top of the canning jars case stating a new “Sure Tight” lid that’s good for 18 months! Hmm, something new from Ball? To me that’s unusual for them in the dozens of years they have been the “Go To” reliable source of canning. Anyone have more information about these new lids? We’d like to hear about it.
Below is a copy of the PDF describing their new lid.
Here’s what the PDF had to say:
New Ball® Sure Tight™ Lids – 2017
The Ball® brand is introducing new canning lids for 2017. These lids will start appearing in stores where canning supplies are sold in May 2017. These lids will replace all Ball® and Kerr® lids. Current lid supplies are safe to use and will be sold until they are gone.
Information from the Manufacturer:
• Most significant performance improvement for home canning lids in 30 years.
• Twice the tinplate coating compared to current lids. They do not feel or look heavier than current lids.
• Additional rust resistance.
• Longer lasting seal, up to 18 months when following a tested and approved recipe. • No need to heat lids prior to placing on filled jars. Wash lids in warm, soapy water and rinse prior to use.
• No canning processing adjustments needed. Always use tested and approved recipes for safe home canning.
• All canning lids are for one canning use ONLY!
• All lids are best used within five years of purchase.
• Freezer safe. • Lid is printed with a spot to record the date the food was processed. • BPA free.
• Made in the
• For more information, see https://www.freshpreserving.com/canning-lids-101.html
The USDA recommends that for best food quality, store home canned foods in a clean, cool, dark, dry location at a temperature between 50 and 70°F. It is also recommended for food quality purposes that you can no more food than you will use within a year; however, there is no specific shelf life for home canned foods.
Prepared by: Karen Blakeslee, M.S., Extension Associate, Department of Animal Sciences and Industry, K-State Research and Extension
Ball® Canning; Newell Brands;
National Center for Home Food Preservation, Dr. Elizabeth Andress, University of Georgia Extension
Reference to any specific commercial products, process, service, manufacturer, or company does not constitute its endorsement or recommendation.
Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension Work, Acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, as amended.
Kansas State University, Councils, Extension Districts, and United States Department of Agriculture Cooperating, John D. Floros, Director. March 201 County Extension
Photo’s of the new jars and lids in the case and the label and lid with the new label close-up.