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Food Safety

Should You Can on Smooth Cooktop Stoves?

Master Food Preservers are frequently asked about canning on smooth cooktop stoves.  It depends on the manufacturer's recommendation. Get more information from the National Center for Home Food Preservation about preserving on smooth cooktop stoves.

Holiday Food Safety

Do you have questions about your Holiday Dinner? How long to keep leftovers? Or how to clean your Turkey? See these resources and find out what you need to know.

Master Food Preservers Teach Safe Home Food Preservation

Food Safety Blogs

Advances in Pistachio Production Short Course offered Nov. 14-16
Posted 10/4/2017 - UC Agriculture and Natural Resources will be offering a three-day, multi-topic Pistachio Production Short Course on Nov. 14-16, 2017. Held in Visalia, this course will provide participants with the latest information and research from several...

UC ANR Global Food Initiative fellows take aim at food insecurity and obesity
Posted 10/3/2017 - Three University of California students have been selected by UC Agriculture and Natural Resources as Global Food Initiative (GFI) fellows for 2017-18. UC Berkeley graduate students Kristal Caballero, Elsbeth Sites and Sonya Zhu are the GFI...

Quirky storytelling on a powerful platform supports economic development, farmers and families
Posted 9/29/2017 - Nick Papadopoulos wants to create a culture of infectious enthusiasm in the farm and food world. This year he's hit the road with a cell phone and eight-foot selfie pole, digging into communities to find everyday people who are having a positive...

Supplement promises to create climate smart cows
Posted 9/28/2017 - Belching beef and dairy cows emit a significant amount of methane, sending a potent greenhouse gas into the atmosphere where it can contribute to climate change. UC Agriculture and Natural Resources researcher Ermais Kebreab, a professor in...

Partnering with produce providers
Posted 9/13/2017 - What's one way to combat food waste, save money, and expand food knowledge? Ask a UC Master Food Preserver. Or rather, have a group of dedicated volunteers do a hands-on demo at a CSA pick-up location. Tanaka Farms, located in Orange County, did just...

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