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MX950, Complete Guide to Home Canning
GH1451, Quality for Keeps: Before You Start to Can, Learn the Basics
Canning preserves food by using heat to destroy the microorganisms that cause spoilage. Heat forces air out of the jar. As the jar cools, a seal (vacuum) forms. The processing times and temperatures in University of Missouri Extension publications have been set through scientific research. For safe, high-quality home-canned food, it’s important that you follow these directions carefully.
GH1454, Quality for Keeps: Preserve Your Garden Delights — How to Can Fresh Vegetables
Vegetables are at peak quality for six to 12 hours after harvesting. Vegetables picked from your garden or purchased from nearby producers are usually good for canning. If you must delay canning fresh vegetables, keep them refrigerated until you are ready to begin.
N660, Can-Do Recipes: Canned Chicken
Easy-to-prepare recipes using canned chicken as the main ingredient are displayed in this four-page flyer. Additional cooking and preparation tips, measurement conversions, safety measures and a glossary of cooking terms are also included.
GH1452, Quality for Keeps: Steps to Success in Home Canning
Your home-canned products will be only as good as the fresh foods you start with. For high-quality, safe, home-canned foods, select the freshest foods possible. Discard diseased and moldy foods. Don't can foods that you wouldn't serve at your table fresh.
GH1490, Quality for Keeps: Canning Meat, Fish and Poultry
Pressure canning is the only safe method for canning meat, fish and poultry. It is the only way you can destroy the bacterium that causes food poisoning (Clostridium botulinum). Be sure to process canned meats for the correct time at the correct temperature in a pressure canner. Canning low-acid foods, such as meats, in boiling-water canners is absolutely unsafe because the botulinum bacteria can survive this process. If Clostridium botulinum survive and grow inside a sealed jar of food, they can produce a poisonous toxin. Even a taste of food containing this toxin can be fatal. Boil foods 10 minutes at altitudes below 1,000 feet to destroy this poison. Boil foods 11 minutes if you live above 1,000 feet.
WM6001, Safe Use, Storage and Disposal of Paint
Paint is a common product we all have in our homes that can become a household hazardous waste when it is not properly stored or disposed.
WM6009, Setting Up a Used Latex Paint Collection Site
This technical bulletin describes collection procedures and management options for latex paint only. Solvent-based paint requires very different management procedures. Review the entire bulletin before beginning the program.
GH1457, Quality for Keeps: Food Preservation — In a Pickle
Select cucumbers of the appropriate size, about 1-1/2 inches for gherkins and 5 inches for dills. Use odd-shaped and more mature cucumbers for relishes and bread-and-butter style pickles. All vegetables should be fresh, firm and free of spoilage.
MP557, Storing Food in the Cupboard
Knowing how to properly store food and how long it will keep means less food dollars wasted and ensures food will look and taste good when used. Retaining a food's original nutrients and knowing that it is safe to eat are important.