Master Food Preserver Training
When: May 15, 2018 12:00 PM to May 17, 2018 2:30 PM
Where: Rodney Erickson Food Science Building
University Park, Pennsylvania 16802-2504
registration deadline: May 1, 2018
The Penn State Extension Master Food Preserver Training is designed for new Extension Educators and selected volunteer candidates. The training is required for all individuals identified as potential Master Food Preserver (MFP) Volunteers.
The Penn State MFP will serve as a resource person in the county where they are volunteering. They will help to extend Penn State Extension's capacity to provide educational programs on home food preservation.
The program selects a limited number of volunteers to receive training, based on qualifications, geographic need and availability of a Food Safety/Nutrition Educator.
- New Extension Educators with food safety responsibilities or other Educators as identified.
- Selected and qualified volunteers for the Master Food Preserver program.
- Science around home food preservation which includes canning, freezing and drying
- Research based guidelines for canning, freezing and drying foods for safety and quality
- Application of home food preservation principles through lecture and hands-on participation in labs
- Testing dial gauge canners
- Requirements and responsibilities of a Penn State Extension Master Food Preserver Volunteer
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
|Day 1 - 1:00 pm|
Welcome and Introductions
Science of Canning
Application Water Bath Basics and Atomospheric Canning
Kraut and Pickles
Jams and Jellies
Water Bath Labs
Science of Freezing
Application of Freezing
Pressure Canning Labs
Science of Drying
MFP Requirements/Roles etc.