It all began last year when the pandemic hit in early 2020. Stuck at home, people picked up gardening, then canning their harvest. “That led to a supply shortage of canning lids,” said Suzanne Driessen, University of Minnesota Extension food safety educator.
Why are canning lids not available?
The shortage in supply of home canning lids, also known as 2-piece canning lids, flats, or lids & bands or rings that began in 2020 is not over. Unfortunately, this shortage created a vacuum for some fraud in the production and sale of canning lids.
Is there a canning lid shortage?
COVID 2020 has brought a resurgence in canning. The interest seems to be holding steady in 2021. However, as in the 1970s and 2020, regular American-made lids are not regularly available.
Does Ball own Golden Harvest?
Golden Harvest brand Mason jars for home canning are a lower-priced line of Mason jars sold by the Newell Corporation, which also owns Ball, Bernardin and Kerr jars. The jars are sold in Canada and the U.S. The Golden Harvest jars are considered of quite good quality by most people.