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Food Safety & Preservation

Latest food safety and preservation information from Cook County Extension
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2007 Food Preservation Resources

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Canning High Acid Foods Using Boiling Water Canners 2-page fact sheet describing process for using Boiling Water Canners, PDF format University of Georgia Extension...

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Master Food Preserver Candidates Complete Training

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Congrats to Gloria Byles, Helen Charity, Rosemary Jasik, Kathleen Maskall, Jalaine May, Ella Russell, Mary Szafarczyk, Sandra Taaeuber, Eileen Turner and Rosemary Wyche for completing Master Food Preserver training at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences ....

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Master Food Preservers Process Honey

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Master Food Preservers Loretta Koperdak, Philippa O'Keefe, Eileen Turner, Kathleen Maskall and Helen Charity spent a day in the Food Science department at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences processing honey from the school's 22 hives ....

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So Easy to Preserve DVDS

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The So Easy to Preserve video series is eight shows (20 to 35 minutes each) which provide a discussion of preservation principles and how-to demonstrations of methods. (The book is not contained on the DVDs.) Features include home canning of tomatoes, vegetables and fruits; freezing fruits and vegetables; drying fruits and vegetables; pick...

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So Easy to Preserve Book

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The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is pleased to offer a new 5th edition of its popular book, So Easy To Preserve . This beautiful book contains the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture recommendations for safe food preservation. So Easy To Preserve is now a 375-page...

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Celebrate National Food Safety Education Month

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September is National Food Safety Education Month®, created by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation's International Food Safety Council to heighten awareness of the importance of food safety education throughout the restaurant and foodservice industry. Read More......

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Fall Seasonal Food Preservation Tips

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It's apple season in much of the country! We can offer several ways to preserve your apple bounty. Our Seasonal Tip for apples lists many links of interest. With the weather getting cooler, interest has seemingly turned to making and preserving soups. See our directions for...

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Home Preservation Survey

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A nationwide telephone survey was conducted by the National Center for Home Food Preservation in conjunction with the Survey Research Center, University of Georgia, between October 24, 2000 and January 10, 2001. Interviews about home canning and freezing practices were completed with 501 adults from households randomly selected across the U.S....

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Food Preservation History

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The astonishing fact about food preservation is that it permeated every culture at nearly every moment in time. To survive ancient man had to harness nature. In frozen climates he froze seal meat on the ice. In tropical climates he dried foods in the sun. Food by its nature begins to spoil the moment i...

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