Food Safety & Preservation Hotline Open for The Season

Photo by Lynn Ketchum

Erik Simmons

Food preservation hotline opens for the season

Thousands of callers use the hotline each year and approximately half the questions are about food safety. That’s a good thing, said Jeanne Brandt, Master Food Preserver program coordinator.

“There is a tremendous amount of misinformation on the internet, so it's hard to figure out what is reliable and what is unsafe,” she said. “That's partly why the hotline is so important.  Our volunteers know we have reliable, research-based information and they can guide people to success.”

The OSU Extension Service Food Safety and Preservation Hotline is open Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm starting July 16 and ending on October 12, 2018.  Talk to our Master Food Preserver volunteers about your food safety and preservation questions and concerns.  Call 1-800-354-7319 (toll-free)