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Food Safety & Preservation


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). Call (360) 482-2934 for more information.

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

Rows of home-canned tuna in half pint jars
Strawberries and other berries
Handling Turkey Safely
Preserving Blueberries
Preserving Pumpkins
USDA Washing Food: Does it Promote Food Safety?