Safety and Preservation
Want the real facts on raw milk? Wondering if you should be concerned about triclosan in your food? Want to learn some tips for preserving and storing food safely? For relevant food preservation, safety and health information, go to the University of Wisconsin food safety website and use the topical A-Z index to find the answer to your questions.
Free Pressure Canner Testing
Have your dial gauge tested free at the Extension Crawford County Office in Prairie du Chien. To receive instruction on where to deliver your dial gauge and lid, you will need to call 608-326-0223, M-F, 8-4:30 pm to schedule drop off.
Although it’s possible same day testing could occur, it should not be expected. So, be sure to plan ahead for us to best accommodate your need. You will be notified within three business days when your items are ready for pick up.
On February 4, 2010 Governor Doyle signed into law Assembly Bill 220 that has been referred to as the “Pickle Bill.” This bill was ammended by an Emergency Rule and basically allows individuals sell selected food products without a license if they meet
The Wisconsin Acidified Canned Foods Training is a one-day workshop designed to teach the basics of food safety and regulation in the manufacture of acidified foods in Wisconsin. Whether you have a business that you wish to expand, or you are just in the planning stages, the Acidified Canned Foods Manufacturing School 2023 will be helpful to you.
Do you hope to go into business selling your cheesecake or marketing your famous barbeque sauce? Learn the steps needed to start a small food business in Wisconsin by reading this fact sheet.
UW Extension Food Preservation Publications
The following publications are available for free download using the links below, or print copies can be obtained for a fee at the Learning Store or by visiting the CrawfordCounty Cooperative Extension office at 225 N. Beaumont Suite 240, Prairie du Chien.
November – December Holiday Food Preserved Gifts
Sept – October ~ Best Practices for Storing Canned Goods & Drying Apples
July – August ~ Test your Dial Gauge Canners Each Year
May – June ~ Sweet Spreads and Canning Fruit
March – April ~ Do NOT Can Pickled Eggs
January – February ~ Is it Safe to Can Breads and Cakes?
Mar – Apr 2021~ How to Determine Spoilage in Home-Canned Goods
May – June 2021 ~ Kitchen Innovations: Are Electric Pressure Canners Safe?
July – August 2021 ~ Elderberries: beautiful to look at & Save herbs for cooler seasons
September – October 2021 ~ Canning Meats
November – December 2021 ~ Holiday Hot Sauce & Cayenne Pepper Sauce
As of October 15, 2004 the name of the federal Food Stamp Program in Wisconsin has been changed to “FoodShare Wisconsin “. This essential food and nutrition program no longer uses “stamps” to deliver benefits to persons enrolled in the program. The Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services hopes that this new name and image will foster an expansion of the program so all eligible children and families receive the food and nutrition assistance they need. For more information on FoodShare Wisconsin, go to this web site http://dhs.wisconsin.gov/foodshare/.
– Help with buying food
– Low- or no-cost health care
– Help with buying prescription drugs
– Home energy assistance
– Special tax credits
To find out if you are eligible, go to: https://access.wisconsin.gov/