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Consumer Food Safety

Program Contact: Food Preservation Hotline (206) 263-1925

Please visit our Extension Food Safety website for additional information:

Preserve The Taste Of Summer

Washington State University Extension is announcing a new food preservation program called PRESERVE THE TASTE OF SUMMER. It is a series of eight online lessons for the in-home consumer who wants to learn about food preservation and food safety. It is designed for beginning canners and also veteran canners who want to update their knowledge and skills. The lessons provide the most current USDA approved food preservation recommendations. For more information on this program click here.

Pressure Canner Testing

McLendon’s has partnered with the WSU Pierce County Extension to provide testing of pressure canner gauges. Please call the store closest to you for hours and cost. WSU Extension appreciates McLendon’s commitment to the community. At present this service is a available at two McLendon’s Hardware locations:

McLendon’s Hardware
11307 Canyon Rd E, Puyallup, WA  98373 | (253) 536-6560

1111 Fryar Ave., Sumner, WA 98390 | (253) 863-2264

Home Food Preservation

The National Center for Home Food Preservation is your source for current research-based recommendations for most methods of home food preservation. The Center was established with funding from the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (CSREES-USDA) to address food safety concerns for those who practice and teach home food preservation and processing methods.

Food Preservation Hotline (206) 263-1925 & Main Line (206) 263-1919

These National Food Safety and Nutrition Hotlines and websites offer additional assistance.