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Whatcom County MFP & SA Fact Sheets


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Food Preservation

Suggestions for pressure canner check-up and cleaning

Acidificaton of home canned tomatoes

Headspace in jars

Liquid loss in jars

Floating fruit

Jars do not seal

Reasons why food spoils in jars

Fruit turns dark

Buckled or creased lids

Salsa safety

Crisp pickles

Check old cucumber pickle recipes

Preparation of apple cider

Making meat jerky at home

What is the shelf life of canned goods?

Freeze those herbs


Food Safety

WSDA Information on Raw Milk

Michigan State University Extension Milk Safety Fact Sheet

Considerations when selecting a food dehydrator

When is it dry?

A seasonal harvest guide

FSIS food safety of jerky

Why is hamburger gray sometimes?

What does extra virgin mean on a bottle of olive oil?

A consumer guide to safe handling and preparation of ground meat and ground poultry

Food Safety Tips for Pregnant Women, Infants, and Young Children

Safe handling of iced tea

Food safety and pets

Cooked-to-brown burgers

Storing food in metal cans

Storing canned ham

Frozen canned goods


Current Events

NOTE: The Master Food Preserver & Safety Advisor Program has been cancelled.

Publications & Other Information:

Fact Sheets

Food Safety & Preservation Publications

Whatcom County Farm Map


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