home canning

10 Rules for Safe Canning

By Diane Wright Hirsch, MPH Senior Extension Educator/Food Safety Even though some may feel home canning has gone the way of the dinosaurs, I regularly get questions posed to me by newbie and experience canners alike. Some want to know how to can tomatoes without potentially killing a loved one. Others want to know if […]

Home Canning, Food Safety, and Botulism

Home canning, food safety, and botulism—don’t freak out, but do process safely By Diane Wright Hirsch   As an Extension educator, I have been teaching folks how to can for more than thirty years. And still, what worries folks the most is botulism poisoning. While it continues to be very rare, when it does occur, it […]