Food Safety, Food Preservation and Resources

Safety and Preservation

Food 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.

CannerFood Preservation News!

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.

Canning Fruits Safely
Canning Meat Wild Game
Canning Salsa
Canning Vegetables Safely
Homemade Pickles
Freezing Fruits
Making Jams, Jellies

Preserve it Fresh, Preserve it Safe – Fact Sheets


Food Pantry Details, Food Resource Guide, Farmers' Market Vendors

Food Share

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


Access is your connection to Health and Nutrition Benefits.
This website is a quick and easy way for people who live in Wisconsin to find out if they might be able to get:

–  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:

WIC Program

Wisconsin WIC Program is a supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children.

Free and Reduced School Breakfast

Free and Reduced School Breakfast If you have children who are in school, or will soon be starting, you may be interested in learning more about how you can benefit from this program.  This newsletter covers the basics on the subject. For more details, please contact your local school district office.

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