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Food Preservation and Home Canning

The harvest season is upon us, and home canning fever has begun. The following websites share resources and wisdom regarding home canning, food preservation, and accompanying safety measures. From Clemson University, the first site (1) is a Food Safety and Preservation section housed in the university's online Home and Garden Information Center. This site is stocked full of online and downloadable information sheets regarding canning, freezing, drying, pickling, food borne illnesses, and much more. The site even contains documents addressing food safety after hurricanes, tornados, fires, and power outages. The second website (2), from the University of Georgia, links to numerous food preservation publications like Canning Pumpkin Butter and Mashed or Pureed Squashes; Making Apple Cider; Preserving Food: Using Boiling Water Canners; and Preserving Food: Freezing Animal Products-just to name a few. Hosted by Michigan State University-Extension, the third site (3) contains a comprehensive, alphabetized database on freezing, canning, and drying food (that was based on the USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning). The fourth (4) site-hosted by the National Center for Home Food Preservation-contains the aforementioned USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning in downloadable units. From Penn State University, the fifth (5) site features a food preservation database, which connects site visitors to numerous links regarding safe home processing methods. The sixth site (6-) site contains a publication about home canning of fruit and fruit products. Notably, the publication provides processing times for different contents, amounts, and altitudes.
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1. Clemson University: Food Preservation and Safety2. University of Georgia: Food Safety and Preservation3. Michigan State University-Extension: Preserving Food Safely4. National Center for Home Food Preservation: USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning5. Penn State: Home Food Preservation6. The Ohio State University: Food Preservation7. North Dakota State University: Home Canning of Fruit and Fruit Products
Date of Scout Publication
September 3rd, 2004
Date Of Record Creation
September 2nd, 2004 at 11:58am
Date Of Record Release
September 5th, 2004 at 6:36pm
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