Food Preservation


Pressure Canner Testing

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 appointment, the dial-gauge will be tested against a calibrated Master gauge for accuracy.  We will also do a safety check on the canner.  Educational materials may be available.  The Educator will be happy to answer your food preservation questions.

Adams County does NOT offer pressure canner testing, but some surrounding counties do (Clermont, Pike, Scioto).  Please be aware that some counties may charge a fee for this service. If you are interested in pressure canner testing, please click the link below to get your appointment scheduled.

Pressure Canner Testing Appt.