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Food Safety & Preservation

Latest food safety and preservation information from Cook County Extension
Canning Pickles

Canning Foods at Home

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Canning is an important, safe method of food preservation if practiced properly. The canning process involves placing foods in jars or cans and heating them to a temperature that destroys microorganisms that could be a health hazard or cause the food to spoil. Canning also inactivates enzymes that could cause the food to spoil. Air is dri...

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MarketMaker Website Helps Buyers in Search of Safe Tomatoes

Posted by Ron Wolford -

A recent national Salmonella outbreak in some tomato varieties has sent grocery stores, restaurants and tomato product producers scrambling to find sources. One place they've been able to connect with tomato growers is through the MarketMaker website . "The local tom...

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