Preserve Foods Safely this Summer with Free Pressure Canner Test from Extension

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[June 10, 2019]  Preserving local and homegrown fruits and vegetables by canning is a great way to preserve produce at peak quality and save money. If your pressure canner dial gauge is inaccurate, canned foods may not be properly heated to kill off harmful bacteria and other organisms. To ensure safety in the home canning process, pressure canners should be tested every year.

University of Illinois Extension invites you be safe by providing free pressure canner testing at your local Extension office. Sign-up for a time to have your pressure canner dial gauge(s) tested on June 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Sangamon County Extension Office, 700 S. Airport Drive, Springfield by calling 217.782.4617.

For those unable to attend in-person, please drop off the equipment before June 14 at the Sangamon County Extension Office; the Menard County Extension Office on Monday and Wednesday only at 420 S. 7th St., Petersburg; or the Logan County Extension Office at 980 N. Postville Dr., Lincoln.

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The tested canner(s) can be picked up at a later date.

Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please call 217.782.4617. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.

[Patty Huffer
Extension Program Coordinator/4-H Youth Development]


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