Is there a shortage of Ball canning lids?

Yes, there is still a canning supply shortage in 2021.

Will canning lids be available in 2021?

A recent conversation with a representative from the Newell Corporation (manufacturer of Ball, Kerr, and Golden Harvest canning products), indicates they are hoping for new shipments to go out toward the end of March 2021, but in limited quantities, and production will continue through the summer of 2021.

Is Ball still making canning lids?

What consumers didn't know was that canning lids (around since 1884) and canning jars (around since 1858) are no longer being made by Ball and Kerr, the two big manufacturers of American canning supplies. A few years before the pandemic, these companies had sold out to a mega-corporation called Newell Brands.

Why is there a Ball canning lid shortage?

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 is there a shortage of canning lids in 2021?

Insecure people instinctively turn to growing their own food, and as a result, there's an increased demand for home canning supplies that can't be met by the existing supply chain. But I was more than a bit surprised to hear that there was still a shortage of canning lids in spring of 2021 (Post #G21-003, March 2021).

WHY Ball Canning LIDS and Jars are in SHORT Supply!

What happened to Ball canning jars?

Today, the Ball brand mason jars and home canning supplies belongs to Newell Brands.

Are Kerr and Ball the same company?

If the Kerr jars and their packaging looks eerily similar to that of Ball jars, it's because they're basically the same: Both Ball and Kerr brands are now owned and manufactured by the parent company Jarden.

Who bought Ball canning?

Today, Newell Brands is the exclusive provider of genuine Ball® home canning products.

Who manufactures Kerr canning lids?

The Kerr name for home canning supplies is owned by the Newell (formerly Jarden) company, which also owns the Ball and Bernardin preserving supplies companies (info current as of 2016.)

Where are Kerr canning lids made?

Ball, Bernardin and Kerr are all owned by Jarden Home Brands and are all manufactured in the USA. Bernardin are comparable to Ball lids in every way except for the design and that they are normally only sold in Canada.

What canning lids are made in USA?

Who Makes Canning Lids. The only brands/companies manufacturing 2-piece lids in bulk that are FDA Approved and Made in the USA are by Newell/Jarden/Ball or by Tecnocap.

Are old zinc canning lids safe?

The USDA warns not to use mason jars with zinc rings for home canning because there is not an easy way to tell if the jar has sealed. They also state there is a higher incidence for seal failure.

Do canning lids go bad?

If you have canning lids that you've already used, is it safe to reuse them again? The simple answer is no: Canning lids are designed for one-time use. Using them more than once may result in your jars not sealing properly. These lids have a special sealing compound around the rim that is only good for one use.

Where are Ball lids manufactured?

Ball Corporation is an American company headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado. It is best known for its early production of glass jars, lids, and related products used for home canning.

Are Pur canning lids made in China?

The Pur lids and rings fit the Pur jars. The jars are made in China (stamped in the glass on the bottom of the jar, but there are no known standards for proper tempering of canning jars from this country. If you decide to use them, you should follow the manufacturer's directions.

Can you buy directly from Ball?

Ball® has stopped selling to preservers directly, but Fillmore Container will continue to carry one of the largest varieties of Ball and Kerr jars, at the best prices.

Is there a shortage on canning supplies?

Yes, there is still a canning supply shortage in 2021.

Are Ball mason jars made in the USA?

And Made In The USA, or your money back. Our full range consists of all sizes oz to 64oz, Regular Mouth / Wide mouth and including smooth-sided jars. All the products are BPA Free. If you have a Kerr or Ball mason jars bulk order, or any questions, we are happy to help you.

Where are Ball and Kerr jars made?

In 1994, the company acquired Bernardin in Canada, and the Fruit-Fresh brand product line. In 1996, the company acquired the Kerr company, closing production in Jackson, Tennessee and consolidating Kerr and Ball production in Muncie, Indiana.

Are Kerr and Ball lids interchangeable?

Kerr & Ball jar lids are interchangeable.

Are Atlas Mason jars worth anything?

Atlas mason jar values vary between $10 to around $60 depending on a number of factors including the age, color, and condition. The older amber-colored E-Z Seal Atlas mason jars, which were made around 1910, are among the more valuable.

Why are canning jars so expensive right now?

"The demand has resulted in supply constraints, extended lead times and recently limited product availability at stores and online," a company spokesperson said in a statement, according to CNN.

Who makes mainstay canning lids?

If you go to the Mainstay lids are described as being manufactured by Jarden and appear to be a copy of the Golden Harvest lid. With the price rise of Ball lids to $2.12 vs $1.32 per dozen for the Mainstay I think I will use the less expensive lid.

Do PUR lids fit Ball jars?

Enjoy the joy of preserving your own food! These Pur Regular Canning Lids with Rings 64002 fit tightly on regular mouth canning jars, including Mason Ball jars. Use for canning, storage, gift giving, and crafts.
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