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Food Safety & Preservation

Latest food safety and preservation information from Cook County Extension

Freeze Tomatoes Safely

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Tomatoes are usually canned, but Jananne Finck with University of Illinois Extension says they can be frozen. Some people like to freeze tomatoes because freezing is usually an easier way to preserve food. To freeze tomatoes, the National Center for Home Food Preservation (NCHFP) recommends using firm, ripe, deep-red tomatoes. The next step is to decide whether you want to freeze raw o...

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Musical Notes

Food Safety Music Videos

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Food Safety Music Videos Nancy Kreith, University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Coordinator emailed me this web site a couple of weeks ago. The focus of the site is to promote food safety. The site uses musical animations to get their message across to the viewer. The animations were produced at New Mexico S...

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