Welcome to the Food Preservation and Safety program in Travis County. While our food supply is among the safest in the world, each year an estimated 76 million Americans still contract foodborne illness and some – mostly the very young, elderly, and the chronically ill – die as a result. Foodborne illness is nearly 100% preventable if safe food handling practices are applied from the time food is purchased until the time it is served.
Read on to learn more about how following four easy steps — CLEAN, SEPARATE, COOK and CHILL — can help you and your family be food safe. . .
Unlike cooking, canning is a science and recipes must be followed exactly to ensure a safe product. It is also essential to use recipes based on current research. Be aware that many recipes found on the internet do not follow current food preservation standards.
- Home Food Safety Publications
- Partnership for Food Safety Education
- Disaster Recovery – Food & Water Safety
- Holiday Food Safety
Food Safety Fact Sheets
- Food Safety-Shopping Cart
- Food Safety-Meat & Poultry
- Food Safety-Turkey
- Food Safety-Refrigerator & Freezer Storage
Food Preservation Classes Available:
- Introduction to Home Food Preservation
- Canning Basics – Introduction to Canning
- Jams and Jellies
- Tomatoes and Salsa
- Using a Pressure Canner
- Freezing Foods at Home Safely
- Drying Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs at Home Safely
Join this email list to receive updates about area food preservation classes offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Travis County. Our two workshops included the basics of pressure canning, food safety concerns when canning, and the “Ten Commandments” of canning food safely at home. The workshops are held at Callahans General Store- 501 US Highway 183 S. Austin, TX. 78741. Topics covered include basics of water-bath canning, basics of pressure canning, food safety concerns when canning and the “Ten Commandments” of canning food safely at home.The workshops are taught by Elsie Lacy, Family and Community Health Agent from Caldwell County. Workshops are open to adults and youth, who are 8 years of age and up.
For more information, please contact Sonia Coyle, FCS Agent at 512-854-9605.
To register online: https://
To register by phone: 979-845-2604
For More Information Contact:
Family & Consumer Sciences agent
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Travis County
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