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Food Safety and Home Preservation

Home Food Preservation & Canning

Master Food Preservers - UC Cooperative Extension El Dorado County

National Center for Home Food Preservation
University of Georgia. Current research-based  recommendations for most methods of home food preservation.

Preserving Food at Home: A Self Study
National Center for Home Food Preservation - self study online course with 4 modules; Introduction, General Canning, Canning Acid Foods & Canning Low-Acid Foods

Purdue Extension - The Education Store
USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning available for purchase as well as other food preservation publications.

ANR Catalog-Canning & Food Preservation 
University of California, Agricultural and Natural Resources. Free downloadable UC publications and other for purchase. 
Olives: Home Pickling 
UC ANR publication. Safe methods for pickling olives; free download.


Vegetables & Other Food Items

Growing Seed Sprouts
Guidance for safe home production of sprouts

Food Safety & Garden Edibles

Seasonal Tips

Meat, Poultry & Fish

Turkey FUNdamentals
Top Questions for Cooking Turkey USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

TURKEY TIPS FOR A SAFE HOLIDAY , presented by Napa County Environmental Management and UC Cooperative Extension

Grilling Food Safety 101
Most frequently asked questions about grilling

Fish & Meat - Curing & Smoking
National Center for Home Food Preservation


Food Safety Education

Chat Food Safety - Ask Karen
Chat with a food safety expert from USDA - 24/7

UC Food Safety - University of California. Links to consumer advice, publications, and websites regarding the production, harvest, and processing of foods including food quality and security.

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service - Information on preventing foodborne illness, safe food handling and storage, safe preparation of meat, poultry and egg products, and the Meat & Poultry Hotline.

FoodSafety.gov - Gateway to Federal food safety information.

Fight Bac! - Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE) educates the public about the importance of safe food handling to good health.