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Keeping You Informed


Manufacture of Acidified Canned Foods

Helping businesses that process salsa, pickles and other acidified foods meet training needs and connect with a Process Authority

Photo credit: B. Ingham
Hand Washing


Your gateway to food safety information from the U.S. govenment and government agencies.

Photo credit: cdc.gov
Donating Produce

Safe Produce for Food Pantries Project

Information to help growers, gardeners and food pantries provide safe and healthy fruits and vegetables to food pantry guests.

Photo credit: Katelyn Vinson, Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Safe Home Food Preservation

Saving the bounty of your garden as delicious home-preserved food can be rewarding. Be sure to follow safe, research-tested recipes for maximum enjoyment.

Photo credit: Mother Earth News

Ask Karen!

Ask Karen

Ask Karen is the new food safety information service available from the United States Department of Agriculture.

Now, automated food safety information is available 24/7 on the prevention of foodborne illness, as well as the safe handling, preparation and storage of meat, poultry and egg products.


my gov

ChooseMyPlate.gov helps you focus on key behaviors:

- Enjoy food, but eat less.
- Avoid oversized portions.
- Make half your plate fruits & veggies.
- Drink water instead of sugary drinks.
- Switch to fat-free or low-fat milk.
- Compare sodium in foods.
- Make half your grains whole.

UW-Extension Resources




University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension




UW-Extension educators are available across the state to help answer your questions. Fast access to your county office is here. There are also state specialists in areas such as agriculture and family living.

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