Food Preservation & Food Safety

University of Wisconsin, Division of Extension offers resources to help you enjoy your harvest and keep food safe

  • Food Preservation Workshops and Publications  Providing consumers with updated, research-based  information on safe food preservation including canning, freezing, dehydrating, and making jerky
  • Equipment for Loan A variety of food preservation equipment is available for checkout from our office including hot water bath canners, pressure canners, steam juicers, and food dehydraters
  • Food Borne Illness Prevention  Information and materials on food borne illnesses and safe food handling practices
  • Equipment Testing  To evaluate the condition and accuracy of dial-guage pressure canners

Links of interest

Food Safety and Health The premier resource for food safety & health information for Wisconsin consumers. Your source for up-to-date and research-tested information on food preservation, food safety, starting a small food business, and hot topics in food safety and health.

UW Extension Food and Nutrition Publications Available to order or download and print from the UW Extension Learning Store. Many of these publications are also available for free or for a nominal fee from the Extension Bayfield County Office.  Call or stop by.

Pickle Bill/Selling Home Canned Foods  Information about the “Pickle Bill” (Assembly Bill 229) , a recent law that allows people to sell certain home-canned foods, under certain circumstances without a license.  Find information to help you make sure you sell food that is safe and allowed by law.  Find out more  ..

National Center for Home Food Preservation

Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program

American Dietetic Association

Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Food & Nutrition Information Center (USDA)

Nutrition Facts Labels

Nutrition and Physical Activity (CDC)

Meat HACCP  Research-based help for small meat and poultry processors.

To schedule an appointment, arrange a workshop or ask a question contact:

Liz Lexau
Human Development &
Relationships Extension Educator
Courthouse, PO Box 218
Washburn, WI  54891
715- 373-6104, ext. 2
711 for Wisconsin Relay (TDD)

An EEO/AA employer, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title VI, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act requirements.

Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities or limitations should be made prior to the date of the program or activity for which it is needed. Please do so as early as possible prior to the program or activity so that proper arrangements can be made. In certain situations, information related to requests may be shared with staff or units necessary to help coordinate an appropriate accommodation.


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