Safe Food Preparation

Did you ever wonder how long to really cook your chicken? Or maybe you’re wondering how to properly freeze wild game; Find information about Storing, Preserving and Freezing your foods properly here. 

Canadian Cancer Society

It’s not just what you eat – it’s how you cook and prepare it. For general good health, it’s important to prepare, cook and store food with care to kill harmful bacteria that can cause food-borne illnesses. The Canadian Cancer Society’s website has information on cooking your foods safely and how to have fun doing it.

www.cancer.ca/canada-wide/prevention/eat%20well/make%20healthy%20eating%20choices/cook%20and%20prepare%20food%20with%20care.aspx

Government of British Columbia

The Government of British Columbia released this informative booklet targeted to trappers, anglers and hunters of wildlife. ‘Diseases You Can Get From Wildlife’ has useful information for all populations about air-borne, water-borne, and insect-borne illnesses that might put you at risk. The booklet also informs you about proper food handling techniques, food safety, what the illnesses are and how to treat.

www.env.gov.bc.ca/wld/documents/wldhealth/diseases_from_wildlife_safetymanual.pdf

Practically Edible

This website has a great breakdown of different proteins, serving sizes and methods as well as the proper cooking temperatures for each. There is also an area for recipes, tools and tips for cooking safely.

www.practicallyedible.com/edible.nsf/pages/safecookingtemperatures!opendocument&startkey=Safe%20Cooking%20Temperatures

Food Safety Network

The Food Safety Network’s website has useful information for cooking proteins and the variations of beef from rare, medium and well.

www.foodsafetynetwork.ca/aspx/public/publication_detail_global.aspx?id=379

Canadian Ostrich Association

Interested in eating Ostrich or just curious for some new and interesting recipes? The Canadian Ostrich Association’s website has all the information you need to become informed. The site also has links for where to find Ostrich meat at farms and restaurants.

www.ostrich.ca/cooking/index.htm

Monster Guide

Monster Guide’s website provides the reader with tips on how to cook Deer meat (venison). The pages are loaded with recipes, tools and techniques as well as marinades, cooking in a slow cooker or cooking in a Dutch oven.

monsterguide.net/how-to-cook-deer-meat

Saskatchewan’s Sheep Development Board

The Saskatchewan’s Sheep Development Board’s website has information related to the internal meat temperatures, cuts to eat and the proper handling of lamb meat.

www.sksheep.com/cooking_lamb.htm

eHow

eHow’s website has information of proper food handling techniques when preparing meats as well as tips for practicing food safety.

www.ehow.com/how_2040864_cook-meat-safely.html

Familifood

Cooking tips are offered on this website, there are topics covered like; thawing meat, grilling, microwaving, broiling and a great ‘Steak Cooking Chart’.

www.familifood.com/cooktips.htm

Canadian Home Grocers

Canadian Home Grocers website has information of cooking beef, pork and poultry; in easy to understand charts. The temperatures are also divided by thoroughness, rare, medium-rare, medium, etc.

www.chg.ca/temperatures.htm

Preserving Safely

Preserve Food

This website has a lot of information you need to can, freeze, dry and even vacuum seal your vegetables, herbs, fruits, meats and grains. There are also areas for sharing information with readers and RSS feeds.

www.preservefood.com/

TLC Cooking – How to Preserve

TLC’s website offers great information about preserving your foods, recipes as well as what to look out for in terms of food safety. Techniques, games, blogs and recipe areas are also found on the easy to navigate site.

recipes.howstuffworks.com/menus/food-preservation.htm

Canning Food Recipes

This website offers information about the many different recipes one can try for preserving foods. Recipes on syrups, salsas and sauces are available for your browsing pleasure. There is also a ‘basics’ section to assist those new to preserving; what tools to use, methods and types of jars.

www.canning-food-recipes.com

About.com – Preserving Foods

A great web-resource for the ins and outs of preserving foods. Including information on definitions, methods, tools, recipes, and forum for your questions and comments. This site also includes hard-to-find information like what ‘headspace’ is, reusing jars, sugar-free jams and how to pickle!

frugalliving.about.com/od/presevingfoods/How_to_Preserve_Foods.htm

Simply Canning

A family-run website, this site offers information about canning and preserving just about anything. From syrups and spreads to learning how to can meat.

www.simplycanning.com

Foodie Mama

Information on preserving your foods affordably. Some user-submitted recipes and information to your questions are also found here.

www.foodiemama.com/Canning-and-Preserving-Food

Buzzle

Buzzle’s website has information related to the healthy preservation of your foods.

www.buzzle.com/editorials/7-30-2004-57281.asp

Storing Safely

Food Storage Info

The Food Storage Info website has a very detailed list of foods and their storage life, tips and techniques when storing. Areas covered include storing cereal, lunchmeats, leftovers, meat, dairy, fruit and vegetables and even fresh baked goods.

www.food-storage-info.com

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

The food inspection agency’s website has information on proper food storage and how to properly practice food safety.

www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/tipcon/storagee.shtml

Eat Right Ontario

Eat Right Ontario’s website has tools and tips for food storage. From freezing, to vacuum sealing and fresh foods.

www.eatrightontario.ca/en/ViewDocument.aspx?id=226

Public Health Agency of Canada

The PHAC website has a great booklet resource for putting together your emergency food preparedness kit. Tips offered include the types of containers to have ready, water supplies and even where to store your kit safely.

www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/emergency-urgence/pdf/food_e.pdf

All Things Emergency

All Things Emergency has information for readers about emergency kits. Tips range from using items from your garden to drying foods and where to purchase materials.

www.all-things-emergency-prepared.com/survival-food-list.html

Healthy Alberta

The Healthy Alberta website has very useful information for food storage. This site also provides information about lowering your food costs and healthy eating for active living.

www.healthyalberta.com/HealthyEating/316.htm

Kraft Canada

Kraft has great info about storing items you wouldn’t think have a life span. Items like baking soda, mustard, frozen pizzas and un-cracked eggs and compares their time from fridge to freezer.

www.kraftcanada.com/en/cookingschool/chartsguides/freezingguides/GuideToStoringFoodFridgeFreezer.aspx

What’s Cooking America

What’s Cooking’s website has a very intricate list of items, life span and tips on how to get the maximum life out of your food. Please note this is an American site and therefore the temperatures must be viewed accordingly.

www.whatscookingamerica.net/Information/FreezerChart.htm

878Help

878’s website is a chart of items (ranging from meats and dairy, to grains and condiments) and offers information on properly storing these items.

www.878help.com/foodlife.htm