Food Preservation Resources
UC ANR Publications:
Egg Basics for the Consumer: Packaging, Storage, and Nutritional Information (PDF 195K) - How to recognize freshness and quality in the eggs you buy for your home and family.
Pantry Pests: Pest Notes for Home and Landscape ( PDF 174k) - Stored-product pests are usually brought into the home in an infested package of food. The most common insects infesting food in the home are meal moths or pantry beetles.
Tomatoes, Safe Methods to Store, Preserve and Enjoy (PDF 286 KB)
National Center for Home Food Preservation
Ball Website list of Canning Classes
University of Georgia - Judging Home Preserved Foods
USDA Canning Guide:
Pressure Canning Information:
Pressure Canners Canning Guide
Safe Use of Pressure Canners (PDF 147KB)
Pressure Gauge Testing Services:
Embarcadero Home Cannery
Web site: http://ehcan.com
2026 Livingston Street
Oakland, CA 94606
Dial gauges are tested for approximately $5 plus return postage. Individuals would remove the gauge and mail it to EHC. They will test it using their master gauge and return it with a report as to its accuracy and invoice. They sell new gauges for $21. Once mailed, EHC will return within a week.
NATIONAL PRESTO INDUSTRIES, INC.
Consumer Services Department
3925 N. Hastings Way
Eau Claire, WI 54703-2209
Phone: 1-800-877-0441 1 – 800-368-2194.
Web Address: www.gopresto.com
Presto will test Presto canners for no charge. Simply send gauge to them (prefer shipment by UPS; allow turn around time of more than two weeks, so plan ahead!)
The UC Cooperative Extension for San Mateo/San Francisco office is able to test your canning gauge. Office drop-ins welcome.