Food Safety & Preservation

Food safety and preservation is a constantly changing science. For safety reasons it is important to follow the most current methods to insure food safety and prevent food spoilage and food borne illnesses.

  • Ball Blue Book
    A comprehensive source for home canning information.
  • Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)
    The Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, known as CFSAN, is one of six product-oriented centers, in addition to a nationwide field force, that carry out the mission of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). FDA is a scientific regulatory agency responsible for the safety of the nation’s domestically produced and imported foods, cosmetics, drugs, biologics, medical devices, and radiological products.
  • Clemson University Extension Home & Garden Information Center
    The Home and Garden Information Center resources include food safety and preservation; landscape, garden, and indoor plants; and insects, diseases and other problems.
  • Fight BAC!
    Partnership of government, industry and consumer groups established to educate consumers about food safety and safe food handling techniques; includes information for consumers, educators, and the media.
  • Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC)
    Located at the National Agricultural Library (NAL), its mission, to collect and disseminate information about food and human nutrition.
  • Food Safety Initiative Activity
    Brought to you by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Many people do not think about food safety until a food-related illness affects them or a family member. While the food supply in the United States is one of the safest in the world, CDC estimates that 76 million people get sick, more than 300,000 are hospitalized, and 5,000 Americans die each year from food borne illness.
    A gateway website that provides links to selected government food safety-related information.
  • Is it Safe?
    Find out about various foods and what to look for to determine if they are safe to eat!
  • National Center for Home Food Preservation
    Source for current research-based recommendations for most methods of home food preservation. The Center was established to address food safety concerns for those who practice and teach home food preservation and processing methods.