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Mailing Perishable Foods

Everyone loves receiving packages in the mail. Sometimes they are gifts of food, either homemade or from mail order. When your package contains baked goods or shelf-stable canned items, the lucky...

Safety of Stored Foods

The most frequently asked questions on food safety are about food storage. How long is it safe to store leftovers in the refrigerator? Is it safe to eat that meat found in the back of the freezer?...

Keeping Foods Safe at Home

Of the millions of cases of foodborne illness that occur each year, most can be prevented. The U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) advises using these strategies to keep foods safe at home: Buy...

Preserving Tomato Products

(Juice – Salsa – Sauces – Tomatoes with Okra) Canning Tomatoes & Tomato Products Tomatoes and tomato products have traditionally been canned in a boiling water bath (212 °F)....

Food Storage: Pantry

Maintain Quality & Safety Storage does not improve the quality of any food. The quality of a food item will also not decrease significantly during storage as long as the food is stored properly...

Canning Foods at Home

Canning is an important, safe method of food preservation if practiced properly. The canning process involves placing foods in jars and heating them to a temperature that destroys microorganisms...

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