Food Preservation

Shelves with home canned goodsMichigan State University Extension educates community food handlers on skills and techniques for proper food preservation in effort to decrease foodborne illnesses.  Food leaders in Michigan communities have the opportunity to receive high quality, certified education on safe temperatures to store food, cooling hot foods, storing temperatures, freezing and dehydrating food, canning and the United State Department of Agriculture guidelines for safe food preservation.

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  • Increasing produce prices

    August 11, 2014 | Diana Fair | Are the prices for fruits and vegetables going up in your area?

  • Fruit salsa: A spicy, culinary delight

    August 8, 2014 | Eileen Haraminac | Add some zip to your meal or snack with a favorite fruit salsa. Combinations may include peach, cherry or mango. This spicy cranberry salsa is a favorite condiment or sauce used by many.

  • Don’t shed tears over onions

    August 6, 2014 | Jeannie Nichols | When cutting onions you can use some simple tips so that you aren’t crying because of them.

  • Pack a safe and healthy lunch

    August 4, 2014 | Jane Hart | Packing a healthy lunch involves more than just nutritious foods.

  • Pucker up for a different kind of pickle

    August 1, 2014 | Eileen Haraminac | Pickled fruits are an ideal accompaniment for meat, poultry and fish entrees. Pickling fruit can add months to their shelf life because they are processed in a hot water bath.

  • Dehydrating your produce

    August 1, 2014 | Jane Hart | Is dehydration for me?

  • Safe summer food preservation resources

    July 31, 2014 | Laurie Messing | Great resources available to assist home food preservers in preserving safe food all summer long.

  • Summer food safety

    July 28, 2014 | Sheilah Hebert | Follow these tips to handling your food properly so you can enjoy a summer full of healthy family meals.

  • Deep fat fryer safety

    July 25, 2014 | Jane Hart | Staying safe using a deep fat fryer.

  • Preserving vegetables from home

    July 25, 2014 | Joyce McGarry | Easy and quick methods for freezing fresh vegetables.

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