Canning Food Safely

Home food preservation is a way to preserve the freshness of homegrown food. While more popular in years past, preserving food at home is still done today. Without factoring in the labor costs, home food preservation can save money compared to commercially preserved foods.

When done properly and safely, home preserved foods are a treat. But when improper practices and unsafe food handling techniques are used, the food can cause foodborne illness. Learn more about this at:

Home Canning and Botulism – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

K-State Research and Extension is a trusted source for your food preservation needs. Karen Blakeslee from the Rapid Response Center has made great informational canning videos that can be viewed here


By:  Ashley Svaty