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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?

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.

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