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Food Storage

It is important to know how to store your food safely. Below you will find links to help you store your food safely.

FOODKEEPER app offers valuable storage advice about more than 400 food and beverage items.

Food Storage for Consumers

Safe Food Storage: The Cupboard -- Kansas State University Cooperative Extension Service

Safe Food Storage: The Refrigerator and Freezer -- Kansas State University Cooperative Extension Service

Home Storage of Food: Refrigerator and Freezer Storage -- Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, Extension Service

Food Storage Guidelines for Consumers -- Virginia Cooperative Extension

Food Storage for Safety and Quality --The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension

Food Preservation

Complete Guide to Home Canning -- USDA. A 196 page, spiral-bound resource book for people who are canning for the first time or for experienced canners who want to improve their canning practices. Print only.

Food Safety Recommendations for Food Preservation Exhibits -- Kansas State University, Cooperative Extension Service. Has information on home canning of fruit, vegetables, meats, and other foods, with details on acidity, altitude, acceptable jars, and cooking methods to reduce the risk of harmful bacteria in food. Also describes methods of drying meat and making jerky. 8 p.

Preserve It Fresh, Preserve It Safe

Preserve It Fresh, Preserve It Safe Apples -- Kansas State University, Cooperative Extension Service. How to freeze and can apples, make apple butter, jelly, juice, applesauce, pie filling, spiced apple rings, crab apples.

Preserve It Fresh, Preserve It Safe Cherries -- Kansas State University, Cooperative Extension Service. Tips for preserving sweet or sour cherries.

Preserve It Fresh, Preserve It Safe Cucumbers -- Kansas State University, Cooperative Extension Service. Tips for making pickles. Includes recipes and processing procedures.

Preserve It Fresh, Preserve It Safe Green Beans-- Kansas State University, Cooperative Extension Service.  One in a series of publications on preserving fresh fruits and vegetables. Freezing and canning techniques for green beans.

Preserve It Fresh, Preserve It Safe Peaches -- Kansas State University, Cooperative Extension Service. Tips on freezing and canning fresh peaches, making jam, etc.

Preserve It Fresh, Preserve It Safe Peppers-- Kansas State University, Cooperative Extension Service. Information on peppers; freezing, canning, pickling, nutrition.

Preserve It Fresh, Preserve It Safe Strawberries -- Kansas State University, Cooperative Extension Service. How to freeze strawberries, make jam & jelly, nutritional value.

Preserve It Fresh, Preserve It Safe Sweet Corn -- Kansas State University, Cooperative Extension Service. How to freeze and can sweet corn; nutritional value.

Preserve It Fresh, Preserve It Safe Tomatoes -- Kansas State University Cooperative Extension Service. How to freeze and can tomatoes; nutritional value. Recipes for tomato juice, sauce, salsa, ketchup, etc.

Preserve It Fresh, Preserve It Safe Vegetables -- Kansas State University, Cooperative Extension Service. Freezing and canning procedures for popular Kansas vegetables.


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