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Food Preservation

Program Contact: Anna Kestell, Food Preservation/Safety Education Coordinator
(509) 477-2195 • anna.kestell@wsu.edu

Food Preservation Hotline 509-477-2195

An educator can answer your questions about food safety and food preservation.

Current hours are 8am – 1pm Monday – Friday.  Our Food Safety educator will return phone messages and emails when she is in the office.

Statewide Helpline

When the Spokane County educator is unavailable, contact (509) 735-3551 or mfp.program@wsu.edu

Pressure Gauge Testing

If you rely on a pressure gauge for canning, it is important to have your pressure gauge tested for accuracy each year.

Please complete and bring the following forms prior to coming in for your gauge check: Gauge Check Forms

We can test pressure gauges on all pressure canner models but All American.

Canning and Preservation Publications

Recipes in these sources have been carefully tested in university laboratories. Recipes prepared as described and processed as recommended produce food that is safe and of highest possible quality.

 

 

Contact our Food Safety/Preservation Educator

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