Food Preservation & Safety

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In charge of the holiday turkey?

We have great turkey tips to help you prepare, roast and serve your meal this year.



Free Pressure Canner Testing

Dial gauge pressure canners should be tested each year for accuracy. A pressure canner is essential for canning low-acid vegetables, meats, fish and poultry. Pressure canners come with either a dial-gauge or a weighted-gauge.

The Calumet County UW-Extension office offers free dial-gauge testing; call 920-849-1450 ext 3 to arrange a time for this service.  You only need to bring your lid for testing.

You can also brush up on using and caring for a pressure canner with UW-Extension publication: Using & Caring for a Pressure Canner.

 UW Extension Food Preservation Publications

Available for free download using the links below, or in print, for a fee at the Learning Store, UW Extension provides up to date information on food preservation.

Need food preservation supplies, equipment or parts?

Food Preservation, Equipment and Supplies compiled by Barbara Ingham, Food Science Professor, UW-Madison.

Atmospheric Steam Canner: Guidelines for Use in Home Food Preservation

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University of Wisconsin has now indicated that Atmospheric Steam Canners may be safely used for canning naturally acidic foods, however certain criteria must be met. For further information, read Steam Canner Guidelines.


Safe & Healthy: Preserving Food at Home Blog

UW-Extension food scientist Barbara Ingham offers information on home food preservation through the Safe and Healthy: Preserving Food at Home blog, which covers a broad range of food preservation and safety topics. This blog features new and timely posts frequently.



Related Links of Interest

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