Pressure canning an already Water Bath Sealed Jar

Last summer I used a recipe for stewed tomatoes for the internet. The woman said she always used a water bath for this particular recipe. I did the same and got a great seal. Before we ever used them I started reading other posts on line that said stewed tomatoes needed to be pressure canned, (which I have never done by the way, but do own a pressure canner given as a gift).

My question is ....Now that I'm nervous about this, can I recan these jars in the pressure canner? They still have a great seal which tells me they canned properly...the only thing I'm concerned about is if the recanning with the pressure canner would kill any bad bacteria from the peppers and celery and onions that may be there.


Unfortunately since they were canned so long ago I don't believe it would be recommended that you reprocess at this point. If you discovered your error within 24 hours it is safe but not after this length of time.

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