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Master Food Safety Advisor Program

University of Idaho Extension offers the Master Food Safety Advisor Program to teach individuals how to safely preserve a variety of food products.


Anyone with an interest in food preservation and food safety can apply for the Master Food Safety Advisor Program.

Individuals with little or no previous food preservation experience are welcome.


This workshop is offered several times throughout the year. Classes are taught by local UI Extension educators throughout the Magic Valley area. Classes include the most up-to-date recommendations from USDA research.

The program has four sessions and a six-hour lab for hands-on food preservation.

Topics include:

  • Food safety
  • Canning acid foods (fruits, tomatoes)
  • Canning low acid foods (meats, vegetables)
  • Making jams, jellies and preserves
  • Pickling
  • Dehydration
  • Freezing

Community Service

After the course, participants volunteer 30 hours of community service. They provide reliable, research-based food preservation information to the community.

Service opportunities include

  • Answering telephone calls
  • Assisting with and/or teaching classes
  • Staffing booths
  • Making displays


A $50 fee is required. The fee covers the cost of a binder, reference materials and food and supplies used in class.

For more information contact

Grace Wittman

Extension Educator

Cassia County



University of Idaho Extension, Cassia County

Mailing Address:
1459 Overland Ave, Room 4
Burley, ID 83318

Phone: 208-878-9461

Fax: 208-878-7862



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