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Worried about my potatoes and botulism

Botulism is an extremely rare illness, of which the majority of cases are in infants. It is virtually unheard-of to contact foodborne botulism except through amateur food preservation (canning, ...
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Black stains developed on the bottom on stainless steel pot

So long as the marks aren't holes through the stainless (see comments above - probably not). I think re-passivating the stainless steel may fix the issue. Normally re-passivating stainless is done ...
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Help, i accidentally used a dirty measuring cup

Unless you previously used your measuring cup for toxic substances, or perhaps it contained rotten or mouldy food, and then failed to clean it, you should not worry.
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DIY Frozen boil in the bag meals

There aren't any food safety concerns I'm aware of; the effect is likely to be fairly similar to carefully reheating frozen food in a closed container in a microwave (pasta in particular would be iffy)...
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DIY Frozen boil in the bag meals

There are no food safety considerations, as long as the food is cooled quickly enough it will be safe whether the food is in bags, plastic containers or whatever else you want to put it in. Sous vide ...
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Resealing canned food in Aluminum bags?

You can’t. The moment you open the can, the safe contents get exposed to the environment, and the same food safety rules apply as for freshly cooked food, which means no longer safe (not necessarily ...
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Resealing canned food in Aluminum bags?

Cans, pouches and jars are sterilized once they are closed to kill any pathogens, which is why they store as long as they do. Once you open them the magic is lost as they'll be exposed to bacteria and ...
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Is there a way to safely can pesto sauce?

I’ve found this bit of info on Barilla’s site: “BARILLA SAUCES AND PESTO: MADE ACCORDING TO TRADITION And when we talk about our sauces and pesto, (…) We use state-of-the-art conservation techniques ...
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