HENRY — University of Illinois Extension will offer free pressure canner gauge and seal testing at local Extension offices in Oglesby, Ottawa, Princeton and Henry.
Ensure your home canning is safe. Have your gauge tested annually to make sure it’s operating at the correct pressure. Inaccurate pressure can cause food not to be processed at a high enough temperature to kill harmful bacteria and toxins.
To schedule a drop off, call Susan Glassman at 815-224-0889. The gauge and lid will be tested and then they will call you with the results.
If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate or need more information, call Glassman at 815-224-0889.