Preserving food by canning in the oven has been a hot topic this summer. It seems everyone is looking for a shortcut to preserve food at home. Oven canning is NOT a safe shortcut, Barb Fuller, Nutrition and Wellness Specialist and a Master Food Safety Advisor for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, says, "Many individuals have shared they have tried, or have heard about, oven canning. Just because a jar is sealed doesn't mean the food inside is saft to eat. I've had people say to me - 'I haven't gotten sick from it.' I tell them they are probably very lucky! Botulism is a big concern."