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Become a Master Food Preserver

Winter 2019 MFP Class


The Master Food Preserver (MFP) program is a public-service community outreach program providing up-to-date information on food safety and food preservation.  A Master Food Preserver is a volunteer who is formally educated in food preservation and food safety and is certified by a university cooperative extension. Volunteers are qualified to teach food preservation and food safety in addition to disseminating that information via lectures, presentations, and other county events.

Our program is only open to residents of Orange County.

New Certification Classes Begin ____ - At the present time, due to the 'pandemic' we will be postponing it until 2021. 

The next Master Food Preservation/Food Safety (MFP) certification class in Orange County is scheduled to begin Thursday, (tbd)  Certification in the program requires completion of a 10 week food preservation/food safety training class with hands-on training, a weekly test, an oral presentation with demonstration and a final written exam.  The classes will be held on Thursday, (tbd) through (tbd) from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the South Coast Research & Extension Center in Irvine.  

The link to the application for the upcoming MFP class will be emailed out to attendees after each of the MFP Information Days.  You must attend one of these Information Days in order to apply for the class.  No exceptions. The schedule for the MFP Information Days is as follows:


The time for all information sessions is 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the South Coast Research & Extension Center.  Please plan to arrive on time. The address is 7601 Irvine Blvd, Irvine, CA 92618.  

For updates and other MFP information, please watch our website: http://ucanr.edu/sites/MFPOC/

We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events or on an Information Day.  The cost of the class will be information provided at each of the Information Days.