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Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

Food Safety & Preservation

Program Contact: Sue Sparkman, Office Manager/Food Safety and Preservation
360-482-2934 • sue.sparkman@wsu.edu
We provide research-based food safety and preservation information.
 

Pressure Canner Dial Gauges Tested

canned food
Dial gauges should be checked every year to insure they are reading correctly (weighted gauge canners do not have to be checked). Testing is offered during office hours. Cost is $2.00 Call (360)482-2934 for more information and to schedule an appointment.
 
 

Food Safety Resources

apples in grocery store
The USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning, 2015 revision is available in its entirety, as a free PDF (196 pages, as 8 downloadable files) or can be ordered as a publication for a charge from Purdue University.

Need to check on a food recall? FDA Food Recalls

Looking for more food safety information?
WSU Extension Consumer Food Safety
National Center for Home Food Preservation
 
 

Seasonal Food Preservation & Safety Resources

Fall pumpkins
Asparagus
Strawberries and other berries
Tuna
Handling Turkey Safely
Preserving Pumpkins
USDA Washing Food: Does it Promote Food Safety?

Find COVID-19 Food Safety Resources hereBe informed and stay healthy. The resources at WSU Food Safety are from scientifically sound sources and intended to provide you with the best information for helping to keep your family safe.

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Preserve the Taste of Summer

Get ready for this year’s food preservation season. Preserve the Taste of Summer is a series of eight online lessons – perfect for the individual wanting to learn about food preservation and safety. Designed for beginner canners, the lessons provide the most current USDA approved food preservation recommendations.

Lesson series cost: $25

For more information or to register