Home Food Preservation

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Food Safety & Preservation Hotline Open for The Season


The OSU Extension Service Food Safety and Preservation Hotline starts on July 16 and ends on October 12, 2018 (M-F, 9am-4pm). Call 1-800-354-7319 (toll-free)

Smoking Fish at Home Safely

OSU Extension Catalog

This guide succinctly explains how to prepare and preserve any type of fish to use as part of a delicious, safe, and healthy meal. Specific temperatures, quantities, and timings are provided for optimal results.

Drying Fruits and Vegetables

OSU Extension Catalog

Written primarily for drying in an electric dehydrator, this guide applies as well to oven drying. Sections cover selecting, preparing, and pretreating foods for drying as well as storing and using dried foods. A drying chart gives specific suggestions for drying dozens of different fruits and...

You Can Prevent Foodborne Illness

OSU Extension Catalog

What is a foodborne illness? What causes it? How can you reduce your risk of getting it? Known causes of foodborne illnesses, practicing good personal hygiene, cooking foods adequately, keeping foods at safe temperatures, avoiding high-risk foods and water, handling certain foods with extra care,...

Recetas para el Envasado de Salsas

OSU Extension Catalog

Esta famosa publicación ha sido actualizada con 5 nuevas recetas de salsa fáciles y sabrosas con suficientes variaciones aprobadas como para complacer hasta a los más exigentes preparadores de salsa. Agregamos detalles sobre ingredientes clave y temas de seguridad para que usted y su familia puedan...

Pickling Fish and Other Aquatic Foods for Home Use

OSU Extension Catalog

Preserving seafood with vinegar or citrus juices is one of the easiest food preservation methods known, but can yield a dangerous product if not properly prepared. Fish with high oil content (Chinook salmon, sturgeon, candle fish, anchovies, sardines, striped bass, and black cod) make the best...

Canning Meat, Poultry, and Game

OSU Extension Catalog

Canning meats is made more simple using this easy-to-follow guide! Wonderful and tasty recipes within.

Salsa Recipes for Canning

OSU Extension Catalog

This popular publication has been updated with 5 new scrumptious-yet-simple salsa recipes and enough approved variations to please even the pickiest salsa makers. We've added detail on key ingredients and safety issues to help ensure you and your family enjoy America's favorite condiment. Color...

Freezing Fruits and Vegetables

OSU Extension Catalog

This publication describes how to freeze fruits, vegetables, and juices, and how to refreeze frozen foods. Includes freezing fruit without sugar, with ascorbic acid, in syrup, and packed in sugar; and blanching vegetables. A chart lists freezing instructions for dozens of fruits and vegetables.Print...

Canning Seafood

OSU Extension Catalog

This publication provides research-tested processing recommendations for various types of seafood. It gives step-by-step instructions for canning tuna, all other fish, whole and minced clams, crab, oysters, and shrimp. It includes information on storing live seafood, examining home-canned seafood...

By Jeanne Brandt

Canning Fruits

OSU Extension Catalog

This publication explains how to ensure both safety and quality when canning fresh fruits. Details covered include selecting and preparing equipment; preparing apples, apricots, berries, cherries, peaches, pears, and plums; sweetening fruit; processing methods; and storage.