Applesauce jars on porch railing

Are you canning foods or making a new sauce and have some food safety questions?
Are you trying to make a fermented product, like yogurt, sauerkraut and have some safety questions?
Do you have any food preparation or food handling questions?

We are here to help you!

If you are looking into food preservation, please visit the National Center for Home Food Canning.

If you have questions about safe handling and cooking of meat and poultry, you may want to call the hotline of the U.S. Department of Agriculture 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) or chat live at, available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, in English and Spanish.

The site FightBac! has also some tips on food safety for consumers.

For any other questions, please email or call us:

Omar Oyarzabal

Food Safety Specialist
Phone: (802) 524-6501 ext. 452
Fax: (802) 524-6062

278 South Main Street, Suite 2
St. Albans, Vermont 05478-1866


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