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Canning and Preserving Industry Workers
Canning and preserving industry workers monitor equipment and perform routine tasks in food-processing plants that can, preserve, and quick-freeze such foods as vegetables, fruits, frozen dinners, jams, jellies, preserves, pickles, and soups. They also process and preserve seafood, including shrimp, oysters, crabs, clams, and fish. The job closest to canning and preserving industry workers that the U.S. Department of Labor provides information for is food batchmakers, and there are 109,660 of them working in the United States.