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Sterilising cans at a fish cannery. Worker operating lifting machinery to remove sterilised cans from an autoclave. The autoclave has been used to heat the cans to a high temperature so that they are sterile before food is placed inside them. Sterilisation of canned food is important to prevent pathogens causing food poisoning. This cannery is operated by the Za Rodinu fishery in the town of Svetly in the Kaliningrad region of Russia. The cannery can produce 3.5 million cans a month. Photographed in 2007.
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