Resources to help answer your food preservation questions
If you are looking into food preservation, please visit the National Center for Home Food Preservation (NCHFP).
NCHFP sells the resource publication "So Easy To Preserve"; visit https://setp.uga.edu to purchase a copy.
University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension offers pressure canner gauge testing.
Read "Home Canning and Botulism" by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for information on botulism in canned foods.
PennState Extension offers a wide range of home food preservation factsheets and publications.
Washington State University Extension provides publications on equipment use and care, processing, storage and more.
For questions about safe handling and cooking of meat and poultry, visit USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline or call 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854). The Hotline is open year-round Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET (in English or Spanish). Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.