Food Safety/Food Preservation Hotline
Where qualified OSU Extension volunteers and staff answer your questions.
June 25th - October 12th
Monday - Friday
(Wednesdays only from 1-4pm)
Keeping your food safe is an important way to keep you and your family healthy.
Learn about the 3 C's:
OSU Family and Community Development Food Safety Website: Get handouts and instructions on how to prevent food borne illness, store and preserve food to eat later.
Fight Bac Website: Learn the important food safety components Clean, Separate, Cook, Chill.
USDA MyPlate Food Safety: Food Safety Tips for all.
Oregon Food Handlers Card at: ORLA Food Handlers or OR Food Handlers. Take the online study modules and test at either of these links. Or call the Klamath County Health Department to take the test onsite at their office. 541-882-8846. Cost is $10 for either option.
The “Vegetables and herbs in oil” fact sheet (SP 50-701) has been revised. As explained in the fact sheet, the revision was prompted by a recent article published in Food Protection Trends. Their conservative storage recommendations were particularly prompted by surveys showing that home refrigerators are often not cold enough to safely store vegetables and herbs in oil for long periods. The authors advise that vegetables and herbs in oil mixtures should not be refrigerated longer than 4 days before using, discarding, or freezing.