Food Safety - General Publications
See also: Food Safety and Preservation
Includes tips on selecting cantaloupe from your garden or the grocery store as well as storing, safe handling, and freezing and drying. Also includes a recipe for Cantaloupe-Peach Conserve.
How to recognize freshness and quality in the eggs you buy for your home and family.
(También disponible en español como Preguntas frecuentes sobre la iradiación de los alimentos.)How does food irradiation improve food safety? Is irradiated food safe to eat? This publication offers answers on basic concerns regarding this new technology.
How to store and preserve this popular food, while avoiding common food-safety problems.
All Californians now and then experience random, unplanned power outages or blackouts. Learn how to keep fresh and frozen foods safe in power outages of 2 hours or less and how to plan in advance for rolling blackouts.
Full Title: Key Points of Control and Management for Microbial Food Safety: Information for Growers, Packers, and Handlers of Fresh-Consumed Horticultural Products. Most commercial produce that we eat is wholesome and disease-free, but it takes some work and attention to keep it that way. Here are some basic steps to remember.
Full Title: Key Points of Control and Management for Microbial Food Safety: Edible Landscape Plants and Home Garden Produce. Most fruit and vegetables that we eat from our home gardens are wholesome and disease-free, but it takes some work and attention to keep it that way. Here are some basic steps to remember.
Safety tips for handling fresh oranges along with methods to freeze and can. The canning instructions include tables of recommended syrups and recommended processing times for various altitudes. Includes instructions for drying orange peel in a dehydrator and a recipe for a Citrus Marmalade made with oranges and lemons.
The potential for contamination of almonds by harmful organisms increases during harvest when the nuts are dropped to the ground. Learn procedures that can reduce the potential for on-farm contamination of almonds.
Full Title: Protecting Food Safety When Shooting, Field Dressing, Bringing a Deer Home, and Cutting the Carcass. For hunters, a short, practical guide for cutting and storing venison to avoid spoilage and the potential for disease. Includes a handy two-page in-the-field reference sheet to take with you when you go hunting.
How to keep food-poisoning bacteria out of your kitchen and off your plate.
A guide to methods and equipment for safe canning of vegetables at home. Includes an extensive table outlining preparation methods and processing times for 19 vegetables. From asparagus to squash, learn how you can save the bounty of your garden for eating year-round.
Strawberries are a seasonal delight in California and they add a healthy component to a well-balanced diet. Learn how to get the most out of the strawberries you buy at market or from a You-Pick farm or grow in your own garden. Includes recipes for Strawberry Jelly, Strawberry Freezer Jam, and Strawberry-Kiwi Freezer Jam.
This guide includes advice on selecting tomatoes for the home garden as well as from the market; safety tips for handling fresh tomatoes; and recommended methods for storing, freezing, drying, and canning. Also includes recipes for Tomato-Green Chili Salsa and Tomato-Tomato Paste Salsa.