April 6, 2021 - 8:41am -- ufferman.1@osu.edu

Home canning of vegetables, meat and poultry all require processing in a pressure canner to destroy the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Following USDA recommendations, pressure canners with dial gauges should be tested for accuracy each year to ensure safe home food preservation. 

During each 30-minute appointment, the dial-gauge will be tested against a calibrated Master gauge for accuracy. I will also do a safety check on the canner. Educational materials will be available and I will be happy to answer your food preservation questions.

  • $5 fee per canner lid for non-residents of Morrow County
  • No fee per canner lid for residents of Morrow County (levy funds)

Various dates and times are provided for May, June, and July - select appointment times at this link https://go.osu.edu/cannertestingmorrow2021 or call our office at 419-947-1070 to register for an appointment. The link can also be found on our website at morrow.osu.edu. Registration will close at 9 AM the day before the event.

Contact Candace at heer.7@osu.edu or 419-947-1070 for questions.