Home Food Preservation

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Food Safety & Preservation Hotline Open for The Season

Announcement

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)

Should I Vacuum Package Food at Home? - SP50-603

Publication

Things to know about vacuum packaging food, including safety and potential for bacteria to grow

Safety of Canned Food that Freezes - SP50-695

Publication

Guidelines for determining the safety of canned food that has frozen.

Preserving for Special Diets - SP50-646

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This provides the home food preserver information on reducing sugar and/or salt when preserving food for those with special dietary needs.

Shipping Food Gifts - SP50-933

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Instructions and tips for shipping food products as gifts.

Using Preserved Foods Safely - SP50-494

Publication

Guidelines for using preserved foods safely.

Drying and Roasting Seeds - SP50-534

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Information on safely drying and roasting sunflower and pumpkin/squash seeds, including harvesting, roasting, and storing.

Low Salt Pickles - SP50-533

Publication

Information on how to make low salt pickles, including recipes, preparation, and processing.

Canned Lemon Curd - SP50-922

Publication

Information how to make, can, and store lemon curd.

Canning Soups - SP50-931

Publication

Information on how to safely can soup, including procedure and processing times. Includes recipe for clam chowder base.

Guidelines of Using an Atmospheric Steam Canner for Home Food Preservation

Fact Sheet

Information on how to preserve high-acid foods in steam canner.