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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."

Preserve What's in Season
Click on an image below to read about the pictured seasonally fresh fruit or vegetable. Check out food preservation resources to find additional information about preserving these and other foods safely at home. Read Why We Preserve Food
 
Be Food Safe

Follow safe food practices to avoid foodborne illnesses. Be mindful of ways you can incorporate the 4 easy steps to Everyday Food Safety: Clean, Separate, Cook, Cool. When preserving food, follow USDA guidelines and where applicable, scientifically tested recipes.

Prepare in advance for emergencies. Save this Poison Control Center information some place you can find quickly, if needed.

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

Knowledge is power. Learn in advance about Emergencies and Food Safety, like how to reduce your risk of food poisoning or what to do before, during and after a power outage (whether caused by an accident or disaster, or scheduled by your utility company) to keep your food safe.

MFP Helpline

Ever wonder what questions other Food Preservers ask?

Click for answers to some commonly asked questions.... including 

who can perform the necessary annual accuracy test of a dial gauge pressure canner and what Presto offers to convert a Presto dial gauge pressure canner into a weighted gauge pressure canner (which does not require an annual testing).

Have another question? Ask here.

Master Food Preservers of Orange County Present:
Fermentation

Date/Time:

2 identical classes: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2024 3:00-5:00 pm 
Tuesday, April 9, 2024 6:00-8:00 pm 

Location:
South Coast Research & Extension Center
7601 Irvine Blvd, Irvine CA 92618
Website: http://ucanr.edu/sites/screc/

Cost: tbd

Information forthcoming on a fermentation class.  

streetscene
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.

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

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