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Why would someone want a 15" vacuum sealer over a 12"?

A vacuum sealer is also a non-vacuum sealer. Some potato chip and corn chip bags, as well as bags inside cereal boxes, are longer than 12" when laid flat. A 15" sealer has plenty of width to ...
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Does homemade garlic salt carry a risk of botulism?

A high concentration of salt inhibits germination and growth of Clostridium botulinum, as it does with almost all bacteria. If the garlic is fine-ground and embedded in salt there is no risk. Osmosis ...
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Does homemade garlic salt carry a risk of botulism?

Absence of oxygen applies to botulism in all cases. If the garlic salt was in air, botulism won't grow. The problem with garlic in oil (unrefrigerated) is that the oil effectively blocks air from the (...
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Does homemade garlic salt carry a risk of botulism?

Yes, there is a risk. It's up to you to decide whether it's an acceptable risk or not. It would not be considered adequate for a USDA-governed food product. Note that I am not a biologist or a ...
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Unconventional flatbread recipe/process, concern about food safety RESULTED IN: Speedy's Flatbread recipe (see answer: Adjusted Recipe)

[Adjusted recipe, based on comments] Speedy's Flatbread A tasty, expedient, versatile, nutritious pastry that can be torn & dipped, topped, used as pizza crust(from skillet, sauce and top) or as a ...
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Is it safe to eat yellow yam, which I pan-fried?

I assume you are referring to the Jamaican Yellow Yam. From a perspective of food safety: It does not contain any harmful chemical compounds that need to be neutralized or otherwise rendered safe ...
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Is it safe to eat yellow yam, which I pan-fried?

This seems just to be a member of the regular yam family, probably the species Dioscorea cayenensis. As far as I can tell, it should be fine to eat raw, but will taste better cooked. You should be ...
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Unconventional flatbread recipe/process, concern about food safety RESULTED IN: Speedy's Flatbread recipe (see answer: Adjusted Recipe)

Raw flour does not need to be cooked to a very high temperature to be made safe. If it had not reached that temperature, you would not be describing it as “sticky” but as “raw dough”. As it is, it is ...
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Safety of Blue / Green Garlic

I just did the same pickling of garlic salt double strength distilled vinegar, various spice seeds (peppercorn,coriander, fennel, cardemon, etc..Himalayan salt). Now as a experienced food technologist ...
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Isothermic bags/food maintanance/safety

Your concern is always temperature control. If it doesn't keep perishable food below 40F (4.5C) you can keep it there for there for about 2 hours safely. Otherwise, you need a refrigerator.
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