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Zucchini - Articles Articles
Try drying, freezing or pickling as a way to preserve extra zucchini from the garden. More
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Preserving Sweet Corn Successfully - Articles Articles
Nothing says summer like sweet corn! Enjoy corn year round by canning, freezing or drying this summertime vegetable. More
Martha Zepp Penn State University
Frequently Asked Preservation Questions - Articles Articles
What causes holes in jar lids that look like pinholes? More
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Best Practices for Canning and Freezing - Articles Articles
Test your knowledge about home food preservation by taking our quiz. More
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Canning in Electric Multi-Cookers - Articles Articles

Canning in Electric Multi-Cookers

Andy Hirneisen, MA

There has been no research by the USDA or a university to show that electric multi-cookers can safely process low-acid food. More
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Beer and Spirits: Supplying the Craft Beverage Boom with Local Ingredients - Articles Articles

Beer and Spirits: Supplying the Craft Beverage Boom with Local Ingredients

Heather E. Manzo, Maria L Graziani, MBA, Molly Berntsen, Rachel Hair, Thy Le An Ngo

Penn State Extension conducted research in 2017 to assess current and future production levels and supply chain actors and identify future potential for local and regional sourcing of ingredients More
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Botrytis Bunch Rot: Winemaking Implications and Considerations - Articles Articles
This article will review the implications of molds and fruit rots on wine composition and quality and discuss remedial actions in the winery. More
Stacy Reed, Pennsylvania State University
Why is Liquid Lost During Canning? - Articles Articles
A frequently asked food preservation question is what causes liquid to be lost from the jar during processing? More
Jon Cofer, Penn State University
Selecting a Canning or Processing Method - Articles Articles
The most important choice for a safe product is to choose the processing method that will destroy all harmful bacteria and prevent their growth during storage. More
Thermocouple for testing temperature inside jar: National Center for Home Food Preservation
Use Tested Recipes to Preserve Foods - Articles Articles
All reliable recommendations for canning include process directions that have been determined or based upon laboratory testing. More
Martha Zepp, Penn State University
Pressure Canner Dial Gauge Testing - Articles Articles
Testing gauges on dial gauge pressure canners should be a routine step in preparing for each new canning season. More
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Preserving Peas - Articles Articles

Preserving Peas

Martha Zepp

With careful processing, peas can be preserved to be enjoyed throughout the year. More
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Freezing Strawberries - Articles Articles

Freezing Strawberries

Martha Zepp

Freezing is by far the most popular method of preserving strawberries. More
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Follow Good Food Safety Practices When Preserving Food - Banish Bacteria - Articles Articles
Important practices for controlling bacteria in the kitchen also apply to food preservation. More
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Understanding the Process of Freezing - Articles Articles
To preserve high quality frozen foods it is important to understand the freezing process. More
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Preserving Rhubarb - Articles Articles

Preserving Rhubarb

Martha Zepp

Learn how to properly preserve the interesting vegetable - Rhubarb! More
Jon Cofer, Penn State University
Prepare for the Canning Season - Articles Articles
It's time to plan ahead for home canning this summer. Start by checking your equipment and supplies. Proper equipment in good condition is required for safe, high quality home canned food. More
Tools for Writing a Farm Food Safety Plan
Tools for Writing a Farm Food Safety Plan - Articles Articles

Tools for Writing a Farm Food Safety Plan

Lee Stivers, Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Penn State Extension offers a set of templates, checklist and logs, to assist farmers of fresh fruits and vegetables in writing farm food safety plans. More
Foodborne Illness Symptoms, USDA
Long Term Health Consequences of a Foodborne Illness - Articles Articles
With 1 in 6 Americans developing food poisoning each year, or more accurately foodborne illness, it is not something to be taken lightly! More
Receiving Home Delivery Meals or Mailing Food, What Should You Do?
Receiving Home Delivery Meals or Mailing Food, What Should You Do? - Articles Articles
While the mail order food industry has relied on a safe track record, there is growing concern with the limited food safety guidance and regulations provided by FDA. More
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Incorporating Microbiology Techniques in the Winery - Articles Articles
There are a number of spoilage microorganisms and yeasts that we are concerned with as winemakers. More
Understanding FSMA: The Produce Safety Rule
Understanding FSMA: The Produce Safety Rule - Articles Articles
This article provides a discussion of farming activities and types of produce that are covered under the rule, key requirements, certain exemptions and modified requirements for which farms may be eligible, and deadlines for complying with the rule. More
Food Safety Modernization Act - Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) Rule
Food Safety Modernization Act - Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) Rule - Articles Articles
Learn more about imported foods and the FSMA Foreign Supplier Verification Program rule, plus find educational opportunities from Penn State Extension. More
Farmstead and Artisan Cheesemaking
Farmstead and Artisan Cheesemaking - Articles Articles

Farmstead and Artisan Cheesemaking

Sarah Cornelisse, Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D., Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Emily Montgomery

The renaissance of farm-based dairy processing can be attractive, but it is imperative that farmers research and plan all aspects of a new enterprise. More
Making Cider Vinegar at Home
Making Cider Vinegar at Home - Articles Articles

Making Cider Vinegar at Home

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Two factors require special attention when making vinegar at home: oxygen supply and temperature. More
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