Food Preservation & Safety

Pickling, food preservationMaster Food Preserver Q&A

Anyone can call our Family Living Educator, Sherry at 715-346-1321 and ask specific questions about food safety, or food preservation. Questions may also be emailed to sherry.daniels@ces.uwex.edu. No question is too strange!

UW-Extension Preservation Publications and Information are available on the Safe & Healthy: Preparing and Preserving Food at Home blog.   Visit https://fyi.uwex.edu/safepreserving/ for the latest information.

Food Safety
Be Food Safe: http://www.fightbac.org/
Foodsafety.gov https://www.foodsafety.gov
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/
USDA Food Safety Information: https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/home
USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 888‐674‐6854.
FDA Food Information Line 888‐723‐3366

Food Preservation
National Center for Home Food Preservation http://nchfp.uga.edu/
Safe & Healthy: Preserving Food at Home (UWEX) https://fyi.uwex.edu/safepreserving/
The Learning Store (UWEX) https://learningstore.uwex.edu/

Free Pressure Canner Testing

Don’t forget to have the dial gauge on your pressure canner tested. It is recommended to have this gauge tested every year.  Only the following brands can be tested:  Presto, Maid of Honor, Magic Seal, and National canners.

The Portage County UW-Extension offers pressure canner testing at no charge. Please call 715-346-1321 to set up an appointment.