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UC Master Food Preserver Mission Statement
"To teach research-based practices of safe home food preservation to the residents of California."

Calendar of Events
Event Name Date
MFPOC 2021 Info Day 1/22/2021
MFPOC 2021 Info Day 2/5/2021
Preserve What's in Season
Read Why We Preserve Food, then click on an image to read about the pictured item or check out other food preservation resources



Pressure Gauge Testing
Is it time for the annual accuracy test of your pressure canner's dial gauge?
MFP Helpline

Ever wonder what questions other Food Preservers ask?  Here are answers to commonly asked questions....

Have a question? Ask here.

For potential botulism in food, contact the American Association of Poison Control Centers at 1-800-222-1222 //www.aapcc.org/

Preserving the Season

As stewards of food safety information, we know the risks that are associated with food-borne illnesses.  The spread of corona virus disease, COVID-19, is a new kind of challenge. The health and safety of UC Master Food Preserver volunteers, staff and our extended community is our number one priority. To the best of our knowledge, no volunteer with the UC Master Food Preserver Program has tested positive for the virus.

As of March 18, 2020, all counties with Master Food Preserver programs have been asked to postpone all events in person until the University of California guidelines allow us back on campus.  

Questions? Contact us at: uccemfp@ucdavis.edu

UC ANR South Coast Research & Extension Center
7601 Irvine Boulevard
Irvine, CA 92618

Get Directions

The city of Irvine has removed the left turn pocket in front of the property so if you are coming from the west you must drive to the light at Modjeska and make a U-turn. On your right, you will see chain link fence, then a block wall fence. The entrance is just at the end of the block wall – see photo.

Please note that this is a recent change and using directions on a mobile device will not alert you to these changes.