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COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being conducted consistent with the latest official state guidance. WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers are following protocols for vaccination, masking, distancing and hygiene. If this office is not open to the public, we are available during normal business hours via email, phone, and web conference.

Food Safety and Preservation

Program Contact: Toni Gwin, Extension Educator
(360) 875-9331 •

Pressure Canner Dial Gauges Tested

canned food
Dial gauges should be checked every year to ensure they are reading correctly (weighted gauge canners do not have to be checked). Free testing is offered during office hours. Please remove the gauge from the canner lid prior to testing.

Call (360) 875-9331 for more information and to schedule an appointment.

Food Safety


The Food Safety and Nutrition Education Program provides research-based food safety and nutrition information and public education. Our goal is to empower individuals and families to make lasting behavior changes that promote health and prevent disease.


Need to check on a food recall? FDA Food Recalls

Food Preservation


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.