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Southwind District

Food Preservation


Food preservation can same you time and money, if done properly.  Special precautions have to be taken to ensure that our food is safe from bacteria growth.  We strongly recommend that you only use tested preservation recipes.

Our local offices are equipped with Pressure Dial Gauge Testing Units that are available to test your personal dial gauges on your pressure canners.  It is recommended that gauges are checked every year.  Please contact your local office to set up a time to have your gauge checked.

Food Preservation Recipes

Preserving food safely starts with reliable, tested recipes and resources. Using practices and recipes from untested sources can lead to a high risk of foodborne illness. We strongly recommend that you should not use old canning methods or recipes from relatives, friends, neighbors, or from untested internet websites.

The following resources have a wide variety of recipes to preserve your favorite foods safely using today's food preservation practices.

10 Tips for Safe Home-Canned Food