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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 Preservation and Safety

Food Preservation Resources – a free, downloadable 4-page brochure listing web and print resources for food safety and canning/food preservation to answer all your food preservation questions!

The National Center for Home Food Preservation is another great source for current research-based recommendations for most methods of home food preservation, including freezing, drying, canning and curing! Check out their free videos, webinars, and online courses.

Capture the taste of summer!
Capture the taste of summer!

If you have further questions, please call the Food Preservation Question Hotline*, at (206) 263-1925.

*Please note that this hotline is volunteer-operated, and there may be a slight delay in returning your call. We appreciate your patience.

Food Safety

Worried about whether your food is spoiled or contaminated? Check out! A great resource for information regarding proper handling of foods, cooking temperatures, food recalls, and much much more!

Kitchen or pantry pests bugging you? WSU Extension’s PestSense program provides tons of helpful information on managing common indoor pest problems with non-chemical options.

For more food safety questions, please contact:

Floy Ziegler
Food Preservation Coordinator