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food safety

Food Safety Modernization Act Series

Photo by Edwin Remsberg What is Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)? In short, it is legislation amending the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) and giving FDA the authority to mandate preventive-based controls across the food supply chain. Not only does this include U.S. food facilities but a...

Home Food Preservation: Strawberry Jam- Baltimore County

Sunday, Apr. 26, 2015 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
University of Maryland Extension, Baltimore County
For years, USDA approved canning techniques classes and workshops have been taught to our Maryland communities. With the growing demand in this area, these classes/workshops are now an integral part of Grow It Eat It program developed by University of Maryland Extension. The food preservation...

Food Preservation and Canning

As the holiday season approaches, University of Maryland Extension educator Shauna Henley wants people to think twice before washing their turkeys for Thanksgiving. “I always recommend that people...

Food Day

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 - 10:00am to 1:30pm
University Square Park, 500 W.
A few highlights of the Food Day fair include: Local farmers - come purchase local produce and try some free samples! SNAP/WIC benefits - be educated on where and what farmers markets are around Baltimore City accept SNAP/WIC benefits. Participants will also learn about ways to create healthier...
Do You Wash Your Chicken?
Do You Wash Your Chicken? Baltimore Co. FCS educator’s Graduate Research Goes Global, Follow Her on Twitter @FoodSmartUME FCS educator, Dr. Shauna Henley , started working with UME in January 2014,...

Food for Profit

Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Anne Arundel County Extension Office
University of Maryland Extension’s Food for Profit workshop takes you step by step through the information necessary to start and run a small food product business. Although appropriate for any food business owners who want to develop their venture proactively, the workshop is especially directed...

Pressure Canning

Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Washington County Agricultural Education Center
In this session, we will be discussing what foods are considered low acid, how pressure canning works, the types of pressure canners and how to process foods using a pressure canner. Bring your pressure canner dial gauge and we will test it for accuracy during this session. You will spend time in...


Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Washington County Agricultural Education Center
Tomatoes, especially salsa, are one of the most popular and most frequent canned foods. In this session, we will be discussing the types of tomato products that can be preserved at home, the ingredients needed the necessary equipment and supplies, and the basic steps of water bath canning. You will...


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