Food Safety and Food Preservation
Produce Food Safety
This course is intended for fresh fruit and vegetable growers such as small farmers or community/school garden volunteers that are interested in learning more about safely growing produce. It will provide an introduction to best practices for the cultivation, harvesting and transport of fresh produce. Topics covered include: land, water, compost, hygiene, facilities, and equipment and transportation of produce.
Upcoming Produce Food Safety class: Call (404) 332-2400 for more information.
As interest in home canning, freezing, and drying continues to grow, Extension offers information ,you can trust to make your food preservation efforts safe and successful. Visit the National Center for Home Food Preservation for more information.
Interested in purchasing the 6th edition of UGA Extension's So Easy to Preserve book? Please visit http://setp.uga.edu/
Serv-Safe Manager Training
The ServSafe Mangers Training is a food safety raining program approved by DHR and includes 12 hours of instruction, a certificate from NRAEF issued upon success completion of the exam. To register, Please click on the link
So Easy To Preserve (B 989) The 6th edition of this popular book is available for purchase only. The 388-page book covers topics on Preserving Food, Canning, Pickled Products, Sweet Spreads and Syrups, Freezing and Drying. There are 10 new products and two revised product recommendations in this edition. It's suitable for both new and veteran food preservers. Information on how to purchase this for-sale publication is available at: http://setp.uga.edu
Basics of Sausage Making: Formulation, Processing and Safety (B 1437) This bulletin is written to provide some of the basic information required to make various types of sausage. It is for those who enjoy good homemade sausage and who wish to obtain the greatest satisfaction from the trimmings and variety meats generated from farm slaughtered livestock or the results of a good hunt. The recipes listed in this publication collected from various sources and have been prepared and tested. They are suitable for beginners and experts alike. Also included is information on the history of sausage making, sausage types and ingredients, sausage making equipment and procedures, and food safety concerns and procedures.
Is Your Label Gluten Free? (B 1438) With the increased demand for “gluten-free” products in the market place, food processors and manufacturers have started to develop more and more better-tasting and nutritious food products that are also gluten-free. However, the federal food labeling regulations for gluten-free products can be very confusing for small food processors and new food product entrepreneurs. The purpose of this bulletin is to assist small food processors and food entrepreneurs in their understanding of the FDA labeling requirements for putting “gluten-free” on the label of packaged food products. The authors do not claim interpretation or replacement of any other federal or state regulations about labeling requirements.