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Preserving and preparing food safely

Learn how to preserve, prepare and cook fresh food safely.

The basics

Food preservation methods


Preserving and preparing different types of food

Different kinds of food may require different ways of handling them.


Food safety


Home and community courses

Food preservation videos

Do you have 5 minutes to spare? Learn something new with one of these short videos.

Cooking safely for a crowd

Learn how to plan, prepare and serve food safely at any large group event. Watch the 20-minute video individually or use the leader's guide and handouts to teach a group.

Home food preservation courses

A variety of courses are available for people who preserve and process food at home.

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