Food Preservation & Safety
UW Extension Food Preservation Publications
The following publications are available for free download using the links below, or print copies can be obtained for a fee at the Learning Store or by visiting the Winnebago County Cooperative Extension office at 625 E. County Rd. Y, Suite 600, Oshkosh.
Canning Fruits Safely
Canning Meat Wild Game
Canning Vegetables Safely
Making Jams, Jellies
Using Clear Jel (a useful factsheet by Washington State University)
Access the complete list of publications in our overview brochure here.
Need food preservation supplies, equipment or parts? Download this Home Food Preservation Supplies & Equipment list compiled by Dr. Barbara Ingham, Food Science Professor University of Wisconsin Madison.
Don’t forget to have the dial gauge on your pressure canner tested. It is recommended to have this gauge tested every year. It’s also a good idea to review the publication “Using & Caring for a Pressure Canner” publication by UW Extension.
The Winnebago County UW-Extension offers pressure canner testing free of charge. Please bring your lid to our office between the hours of 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. When staffing allows, we can usually conduct the test while you wait.
Home Food Preservation Fact Sheets
Five Tips for a Successful Home Canning Season
Canning Fruits at Home
Canning Jams & Jellies
Canning Vegetables & Meats
Canning Pickles & Relishes
Drying Fruits & Vegetables
Freezing Fruits Freezing Animal Products
Safe & Healthy: Preserving Food at Home Blog
“Safe and Healthy: Preserving Food at Home” (http://fyi.uwex.edu/safepreserving/) is a new website that covers topics ranging from safe canning of tomatoes and other garden produce to how to respond to a food recall. The information, prepared by UW-Extension food scientist Barbara Ingham, features new posts and tips almost daily.
Food Borne Illness In the News
Food Safety Links
- Fight Bac! http://fightbac.org/
- Be Food Safe: http:befoodsafe.org
- Gateway to U.S. Government Food Safety Information: www.foodsafety.gov
- USDA Food Safety Information: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/home/index.asp
Related Links of Interest
- Meals for You
- Food & Nutrition Tips
- UW-Extension Publications
- Government Websites
- U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Searchable Nutrient Database
- Dietary Guidelines
- National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
- Nutrition and Physical Activity Information
- American Dietetic Association
- My Plate (formerly My Pyramid)