First attempt at canning! Tilted jars about 30 degrees when pulling out of water. If a seal forms, is it reliable?
As the title says, this is my first attempt at canning (peach jam), and everything was going swimmingly until it came time for me to remove the jars from the boiling water bath. I pulled them out rather haphazardly, at a slight tilt, and am now worried that I may have compromised whatever seal has formed. After extensive online searching, I know now to keep the jars completely upright, and being a crazed food safety nut, I am seriously considering processing them. Canning experts: please tell me, am I being paranoid or just careful enough? Thanks to all you wise souls!