San Mateo/San Francisco Counties
University of California
San Mateo/San Francisco Counties

Food Preservation Resources

 


UC ANR Publications:

http://ucfoodsafety.ucdavis.edu/UC_Publications/UC_Home_Preservation_and_Storage_Publications/

Safe Methods of Canning Vegetables 

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.

Olives: Safe Methods for Home Pickling (PDF 574 KB)

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.

Strawberries: Safe Methods to Store, Preserve, and Enjoy (PDF 404 KB)

Tomatoes, Safe Methods to Store, Preserve and Enjoy (PDF 286 KB) 

 


National Center for Home Food Preservation 

http://nchfp.uga.edu/index.html

Ball Website list of Canning Classes 

http://www.freshpreserving.com/community/classes.aspx#C

University of Georgia - Judging Home Preserved Foods

http://nchfp.uga.edu/publications/nchfp/tech_bull/0Judging_Preserved_full.pdf


USDA Canning Guide: 

(http://www.uga.edu/nchfp/publications/publications_usda.html )

Introduction

Guide 01: Principles of Home Canning

Guide 02: Selecting, Preparing, and Canning Fruit and Fruit Products

Guide 03: Selecting, Preparing, and Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Products

Guide 04: Selecting, Preparing, and Canning Vegetables and Vegetable Products

Guide 05: Preparing and Canning Poultry, Red Meats, and Seafood

Guide 06: Preparing and Canning Fermented Food and Pickled Vegetables

Guide 07: Preparing and Canning Jams and Jellies


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
Phone: 510-535-2311
Email: ehcan@hotmail.com
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
Email: contact@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. 

Webmaster Email: cesanmateo@ucdavis.edu