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University of Illinois Extension serving Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall and Putnam Counties

LaSalle County
815 North Orlando Smith Road
Room C223
Oglesby, IL 61348
Phone: 815- 224-0889
Email: uie-blmp@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Bureau County
850 Thompson St,
Becker Professional Suites,
Princeton, IL 61356
Phone: 815-875-2878
FAX: 815-875-2870
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

LaSalle County
1689 North 31st Road,
Suite 2
Ottawa, IL 61350
Phone: 815-433-0707
FAX: 815-433-5454
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Marshall-Putnam County
509 Front Street,
Suite 4
Henry, IL 61537
Phone: 309-364-2356
FAX: 309-364-2804
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

News Release

Preserve Foods Safely this Season with Free Pressure Canner Lid and Gauge Testing from University of Illinois Extension

NEWS RELEASE – PREPARED BY Susan Glassman, MS Ed.

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS EXTENSION – Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit

 

Preserve Foods Safely this Season with Free Pressure Canner Lid and Gauge Testing from University of Illinois Extension

 

To ensure safety in the home canning process, test pressure canner lids and gauges annually. This canning season, University of Illinois Extension would like to help you be safe by providing testing at your local Extension office.

 

Over time, a dial gauge’s calibration can become inaccurate. If the pressure is lower than recommended, the internal temperature of the food will not be high enough to kill harmful bacteria.

 

Attend a clinic day to have your dial gauge pressure canner tested.  This is FREE of charge and you can choose the day and time that is most convenient for you!

•         May 14, 2018, 10:00am-12:00pm;

LaSalle County Extension Office, 1689 North 31st Road, Suite 2, Ottawa

•         May 25, 2018, 1:00-3:00pm;

Marshall/Putnam Extension Office, 509 Front Street, Suite 4, Henry

•         June 21, 2018, 10:00am-12:00pm;

Bureau County Extension Office, 850 Thompson Street, Becker Professional Suites,
Princeton

 

Not available to attend?

Call Susan Glassman, 815-224-0889 to arrange a drop-off and pick-up time

 

 

If you need a reasonable accommodation, please indicate when registering.

For more information, call University of Illinois Extension – Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit Office at 815-224-0889. Extension offices are located in Princeton, Ottawa, Henry and in Oglesby on the IVCC campus.

 

The Mission of University of Illinois Extension is to provide practical education you can trust to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. Visit our website at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/blmp/

Source: Susan Glassman, Extension Educator, Nutrition & Wellness, susang@illinois.edu