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Turkey Basics - SP50-1000

Fact sheet of easy, basic cooking and food safety tips to help prepare a healthy and hearty turkey dinner.


No exploding peaches, please.

I bought several boxes of canned peaches, pears and plums from a local canning company. They were delivered in mid-Dec. 2012. Two of the cans of peaches have exploded. I've got a big mess and I'm worried about contamination/bacteria issues in remaining cans. Help! Is there a person in your dept that...

By Jenny Rudolph | Featured Question

Is my cheese basket safe to eat?

We received by mail, a cheese basket. It was room temperature, and apparently had been for at least a day. We put it in the fridge. Is it safe to eat?

By Jeanne Brandt | Featured Question

Are roadside blackberries safe?

I live next to highway twenty, and perhaps because no one wants to pick on the side of a busy road, but that's where I find the biggest blackberries in town. However, I think the Department of Transportation may spray herbicides along roads to prevent overgrowth. How is this application done? Is it...

By Kaci Buhl, | Featured Question

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, can we eat it?

We picked up two five gallon buckets full of apples that were laying on the ground from our tree which we have never sprayed. We do not have any animals except squirrels and an occasional cat who may wander through our yard. Should I make applesauce and pies out of the apples or, in an abundance of...

By Nellie Oehler | Featured Question

Cleaning and Sanitizing Milking Equipment

How to clean and sanitize milking equipment.

By Jan Neilson | Article

Cheese Making

Getting started, basic instructions for feta, cheese making sanitation, and additional resources.

By Jan Neilson | Article

Safety of Canned Food that Freezes - SP50-695

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


Food Preservation and Safety

Home food preservation equipment and supplies available.

Tillamook County

Food Preservation and Safety

Our Master Food Preserver Volunteers will be educating the public about safe food handling and preservation over the phone, at workshops, at exhibits and demonstrations at sites such as farmers' markets and county fairs.

Washington County