Food Safety and Preservation
Approved Food Preservation Resources
The Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving (2012)
USDA & University Extension Programs
Food Safety Resources
USDA's Ask Karen provides information for consumers about preventing foodborne illness, safe food handling and storage, and safe preparation of meat, poultry, and egg products. Try out it now Ask Karen
Watch and learn about food safety by completing the Make It Safe Keep It Safe training offered by UC ANR. MISKIS
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4-H Food Preservation Projects
The California 4-H Youth Development Program and the UC Master Food Preservers of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties have collaborated to create the Beginning Food Preservation Project and the Junior Master Food Preserver Project (Advanced Food Preservation). The beginning project invites youth and adult volunteers to engage in interactive and informal learning t discover the science and art of safe food preservation. beginning_projectsheet The advanced project requires County Director and 4-H Youth Development and Master Food Preserver Advisor approval as well as participation of Certified Master Food Preservers. jr_mfp_projectsheet
If you would like to test your knowledge regarding safe practices in home canning take this short quiz by clicking the link!