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Old 07-10-2016, 07:46 AM   #1
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Mailing Canned Goods

I canned bread and butter pickles and need to know if it is safe to mail a jar to someone.


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Old 07-10-2016, 08:01 AM   #2
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Safe in that it is Ok to mail it, no problem. Safe as in will it arrive Ok, not too sure. Welcome to DC!

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Old 07-10-2016, 09:01 AM   #3
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You'd have to wrap it carefully to prevent breakage. The pickles should make the trip without a problem.
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Old 07-10-2016, 09:43 AM   #4
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If you are going to mail only one jar of pickles, I suggest you first wrap the jar in bubble wrap, then place the jar into a box just about the size of the pickles. To ensure no breakage, place that box inside another box, which has been lined with bubble wrap. Make sure both boxes are sealed securely and mail your canned goodies.

If you are mailing more than one jar, I think you'd be safe doing what I just recommended but adding lots of wraps/layers of bubble wrap on/around the jars in the first box.

I used to ship a lot of antique china all over the world and no one ever received anything that was broken.

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Old 07-10-2016, 09:48 AM   #5
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Thank you. I was concerned the seal would pop if the box is dropped. The bubble wrap and double box will probably work great to cushion the jar.
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Old 07-10-2016, 10:00 AM   #6
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Hummingbird, I mailed some pear butter to a friend, and wrapped it carefully, bubbled and more. There is the jar lid, which is all that is generally needed, but when mailing, it is recommended to put the screw cap back on (if you removed it in the first place), to insure that if the jar lid is displaced at any point, the jar/contents/moisture do not mess up the entire box. My mailing was still a success and yours will probably will be too.
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Old 07-10-2016, 10:11 AM   #7
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Mailing Canned Goods

I've mailed pickled green beans and apple butter all over to friends and family. Never a problem. As said, use plenty of bubble wrap, maybe some styrofoam, and lots of packing tape! I also put the screw cap back on.
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Old 07-10-2016, 06:11 PM   #8
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I've mailed small jars of preserves without any problems. I'm sure you can mail pickles too. But as it was Said, it has to be packaged properly.

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