home canned meats, canned meats, health, diet, nutrition, home economics department
Cooperative Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Canned meat products are not used as extensively as the canned fruits and vegetables, according to grocerymen. The potted meats are used more in the Summer for picnic lunches and emergency meals. There are a number of reasons for this. Rural homemakers can meat so that they have a ready supply. The commercially canned meats are fairly expensive. Generally, they are not labeled according to U. S. meat grades. According to reports, low quality meat is used. The homemaker can obtain very little information on the quality of canned meat from the label. However, the products sold in interstate trade are federally inspected and the sanitary conditions under which they are packed are supervised.
Wilder, Susan Z., "Buying Canned Meats: Home Canned Meats" (1936). SDSU Extension Circulars. 356.