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Food Safety and Preservation

Want the real facts on raw milk? Wondering if you should be concerned about triclosan in your food? Want to learn some tips for preserving and storing food safely? For relevant food preservation, safety and health information, go to the University of Wisconsin food safety website and use the topical A-Z index to find the answer to your questions.

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On February 4, 2010 Governor Doyle signed into law Assembly Bill 220 that has been referred to as the “Pickle Bill.” This bill was ammended by an Emergency Rule and basically allows individuals sell selected food products without a license if they meet

The Wisconsin Acidified Canned Foods Training is a one-day workshop designed to teach the basics of food safety and regulation in the manufacture of acidified foods in Wisconsin. Whether you have a business that you wish to expand, or you are just in the planning stages, the Wisconsin Acidified Canned Foods Training will be helpful to you. Check out the brochure for a list of trainings available in 2010-2011.

Do you hope to go into business selling your cheesecake or marketing your famous barbeque sauce? Learn the steps needed to start a small food business in Wisconsin by reading this fact sheet

UW Extension Food Preservation Publications

The following publications are available for free download using the links below, or print copies can be obtained for a fee at the Learning Store or by visiting the CrawfordCounty Cooperative Extension office at 225 N. Beaumont Suite 240, Prairie du Chien.

Canning Fruits Safely
Canning Meat Wild Game
Canning Salsa
Canning Vegetables Safely
Homemade Pickles
Freezing Fruits
Making Jams, Jellies

Free Pressure Canner Testing

 Don’t forget to have the dial gauge on your pressure canner tested.  It is recommended to have this gauge tested every year.

The Crawford  County UW-Extension offers pressure canner testing at no charge.  Please bring your lid to our office between the hours of 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.  When staffing allows, we can usually conduct the test while you wait.