AnnouncementThe 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)
Home Food Preservation
Online ResourceFor answers to your food safety questions year round contact:
USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-674-6854
7:00 am – 1:00 pm PST, Monday through Friday
FDA Food Safety Hotline at 1-888-723-3366
7:00 am – 1:00 pm PST, Monday, Wednesday and Friday
PublicationIt’s important to keep food safety in mind when storing vegetables (such as garlic, mushrooms, chili peppers) or herbs in oil. These low-acid foods can be a source of Clostridium botulinum bacteria, which are found in soil, water, and air. This publication provides recipes and information on safe and proper storage.