Thank you for your interest in the WSU Extension Master Food Preserver Program.
The WSU Clark and Cowlitz Counties Master Food Preserver Program was suspended beginning November 1, 2020. It is anticipated programming will return January 2022 but with a new name and a broader focus than just food preservation and canning.
The purpose of the pause in the volunteer program is to allow for a thorough needs assessment of the community with the idea of developing a strategic plan for reorganization, and rebranding of the food safety outreach program.
The updated volunteer program will have a broader focus than just food preservation and home canning. It will be in alignment with the priorities as outlined in Health People 2020, Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and Extension’s National Framework for Health & Wellness.
It will emphasize the consumer behaviors most likely to promote health and wellness.
For consumer food safety, these are Cook, Clean, Chill and Separate.
Once the new framework is in place, we welcome you to consider the program and apply if the newly formatted program appeals to you.
Information on the program will be posted on the WSU Extension Clark County Extension Food Safety webpage. The new program will have an updated application process, as well as new selection, training and certification requirements.
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