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Canning Venison

Deer and other wild game provide wholesome, nourishing food. These meats can be pressure canned for future use but should be handled carefully to guarantee safety and retain quality. Wild meat is...


What is Toxoplasmosis? A single-celled protozoan parasite called Toxoplasma gondii causes the disease known as toxoplasmosis. Toxoplasmosis is the 2nd leading cause of death from foodborne illness...


Introduction Norovirus is a virus that causes gastrointestinal illness. It is highly contagious and one of the most common foodborne pathogens. Norovirus is responsible for more than 50% of...

Common Canning Problems

Common Canning Problems & Remedies Problem Cause Prevention Canned Foods Loss of liquid from glass jars during processing This is not a sign of spoilage; do not open to replace liquid. However,...

Pickle Basics

Pickled products truly add spice to meals and snacks. The skillful blending of spices, sugar and vinegar with fruits and vegetables creates a crisp, firm texture and a pungent, sweet-sour flavor....


Pickled Corn Relish Ingredients: 10 cups fresh whole kernel corn (16 to 20 medium-size ears), or six 10-ounce packages of frozen corn 2½ cups diced sweet red peppers 2½ cups diced sweet green...

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