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Food Preservation, Safety and Storage
Check out our publications site for current, complete and research-based OSU Extension Service Food Preservation instructions.
Food Preservation Classes in our local area.
Have any food safety questions this Holiday season?
Call the Holiday Food Safety/Preservation Hotline at 1-800-354-7319 and get answers from Master Food Preserver certified volunteers and OSU Extension staff. The hotline is open November 18th through 22nd, and 25th through 26th from 10:00a to 2:00 pm.
For more information check out the Food Safety/Preservation Holiday Hotline flyer.
Master Food Preservers
The 2013 Master Food Preserver Volunteer Training has come to an end. A well deserved thanks goes out to our Master Food Preserver Volunteer Class of 2014 for all the volunteer hours they spent educating the public.
We’re so excited to provide more opportunities for our new and veteran volunteers to serve the public. This year you will see Master Food Preserver Volunteers educating the public about safe food handling and preservation over the phone, at workshops, and at exhibits and demonstrations at sites such as farmers' markets and county fairs.
Classes have ended for the 2013 Canning season, come back next Spring for a list of OSU Extensions community classes are a great way to exercise fun and safe canning practices.
In the mean time if you have any questions or are looking for a good place to get new recipes please visit our publications. Including the recipe for class favorite Pickled Onion Relish Slices
National Center for Home Food Preservation. 1000's of pages of research-tested home food preservation directions including the USDA Complete Guide to Canning.
"So Easy to Preserve" University of Georgia publication and DVD videos. (Information).
OSU Food Safety Resources: Increase safe food practices during food preparation
We Wish You Well — Food Safety Module - This module provides lessons on how to keep food safe and to prevent foodborne illness.
Food Safety Resources:
http://www.foodsafety.gov/ - Gateway to government food safety information
* In an emergency, food, water and shelter are basic needs that come first. Though every family will have different needs in an emergency, your goal should be to have at least a 72 hour supply of food and water on hand.
Food Storage Resources:
Safe Home Food Storage - Texas A&M University/Texas Agricultural Extension Service
Food Storage, Preparation & Handling - USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
Frozen Food and Power Outages: What to Save and When to Throw Out - FoodSafety.gov