Food preservation has evolved over the years. With the knowledge of what foodborne illnesses can occur, it is important to use proper procedures and tested recipes to prepare safe preserved foods. Many resources abound on this topic. Below are links to K-State food preservation publications.
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Jerky is a nutrient-dense meat that has been made lightweight by drying. Because most of the moisture is removed, it is shelf stable – can be stored without refrigeration – making it a handy food for backpackers and others who don’t have access to refrigerators. Learn more about jerky and preparing in safely from the publication below.