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Salmon Can Seam Evaluation

Investigators
Luick, Bret
Institutions
University of Alaska
Start date
2002
End date
2003
Objective
This project will establish valid process times and training for the proper use of can sealers, for the ultimate goal of reducing the risk of contracting botulism from home preserved Alaska salmon.
More information
Workshops: Public hands-on training for set up and use of can sealers.

Training: Workshops for Cooperative Extension personnel responsible for public interaction on matters of canning salmon.

Can seam evaluation: Installation of can evaluation equipment of cans submitted by the public.

Publications: Modification of current publications and development of new publications specific to the matter of can seam evaluation. Process times: Determination of smoked salmon process time in two sizes of salmon cans.

No current research is available for salmon processed at home in metal cans. Improper use of can sealers is common. This project will establish valid process times and training for the proper use of can sealers, for the ultimate goal of reducing the risk of contracting botulism from home preserved Alaska salmon.

1. Public workshops for can sealer assembly and setup. 2. Expertise training for Home Economists for can sealer assembly and setup. 3. Can seam evaluation of salmon cans submitted by the public. 4. Development of CES can seam and metal can processing publications. 5. Determination of process times for smoked salmon in metal cans.

Funding Source
Nat'l. Inst. of Food and Agriculture
Project source
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Project number
ALK-03-01
Accession number
193555
Categories
Education and Training
Natural Toxins
Commodities
Seafood