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Food Safety and Preservation

We provide answers, information and educational programming on preserving foods at high altitude and safely preparing foods to avoid spoilage and illness.


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Food Preservation

Find resources for Colorado Food Preservation.

Nutrition, Food Safety, and Health

Nutrition, Food Safety, and Health
We provide research-based information for consumers and industry food service professionals.

Link to Cottage Foods

Cottage Food 
In 2012, the Colorado Legislature enacted Senate Bill 12-048 allowing individuals to produce, sell and store certain types of “cottage food” products in an unlicensed home kitchen.

High Altitude Baking Adjustments

High Altitude Adjustments
Click here to find tips for adjusting ingredients and baking temperatures to prepare recipes at high-altitude.

Food Safety Hotline Numbers

Hotline Numbers
Contact these toll-free hotline numbers with questions on poison control, canning, baked goods and preparing meat, seafood and poultry.

Attend a Workshop
Learn the art and science of food preservation at our Food Preservation Workshops.

Ask a Question
If you have questions about food preservation, preparation or storage, please contact Family and Consumer Science Agent Sheila Gains at 303-730-1920 or

Request a Presentation
Schedule a one-hour food preservation or preparation presentation for your meeting or event.