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Is it safe to eat really old preserves?

takadi | May 4, 200908:45 PM     20

My mom was doing a cleanup of the house to make room for some painters and she found some old preserves that looks like it hasn't been touched in years, perhaps even decades. From the looks of the art on the front box, it could have even come from the late 70's or early 80's. However, it looks rather tempting..."spicy apple"..."cinnamon pear"..."wild strawberry"..."Homemade and handpacked in the foothills of the great smoky mountains"

There's no expiration date, it's never even been touched let alone opened, and I can't really tell what's inside in the jars. Do you think it's safe to eat? Is there risk for botulism?

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