Home Canning for Emergencies

Master Food Preserver volunteer Michele Pryse.
Photo credit: Lynn Ketchum
Q:
How do I can bacon and ham or butter and milk? I find lots of information on the Web, but Extension Service information seems very limited. As people prepare for emergencies, more people are asking these questions. Freezing is not an option with power outages. Thanks for the information. - Coos County, Oregon
A:

The Extension Service and USDA base their food preservation recommendations on verified research that provides instructions for a safe and acceptable quality end product. At this time, we have not seen home preservation instructions for these dense meat and dairy-based products that meet the safety and quality standards we require before we distribute and support the information.

Jeanne Brandt
Professor, Family and Community Health
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