Food Preservation

OSU Extension delivers the latest research on preparing food safely and preserving the flavor of your bountiful garden.

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Popular Publications
 
Learn more about the benefits of freezing convenience foods.
 
When canning tomatoes and tomato products, safe procedures must be used.
 
Seafood products are high in quality and safe to eat when canned correctly.
 
Freezing is one of the simplest and least time consuming methods of food preservation.
 
Home canning is a popular form of food preservation and prevents spoilage.
 
Learn about the essentials of canning fruits for home use.

Featured Question

The vertical freezer door was left open an inch from evening to mid-morning the next day. Around 11 a.m., I noticed the veggies (bags) were broken up inside and almost soft. TV dinners were pliable. I also have a package of raw chicken breasts (forgot to check them), butter in cube/pounds, ice cream, cranberries (fresh, in sealed bags), frozen orange juice, unbaked pie. By evening of that day, the ice cream was still the consistency of Cool Whip, and the veggies were still soft enough to frighten me. Nothing was "warmish" at any point. What would you suggest? If I don't hear from you, I will dump it all just in case.  

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