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0. Acknowledgements and Foreword I. Shelf Lives: Time, Temperature, Moisture, Oxygen and Light II. The Techniques of Food Storage
A. Grains and Legumes 1. Grain Varieties 2. Legume Varieties 3. Types of Availability of Grains and Legumes - Moisture Content - Cleaning It Yourself 4. Storing Grains and Legumes (see above file) B. Dry Milks
1. Types of Dry Milks - Buying Dry Milk Products (see above file) 2. Storing Dry Milks - Shelf Life of Dry Milks (see above file) C. Canned Goods 1. Canned Milk Types - Shelf Life of Canned Milks (see above file) 2. Corrosion Prevention of Canned Goods D. Sugar, Honey and Other Sweeteners 1. Types of Granulated Sugars - Storing Granulated Sugars (see above file) 2. Types of Honey - Buying Honey (see above file) - Storing Honey (see above file) Raw Honey and Botulism (see above file) - Honey Outgassing (see above file) 3. Types of Cane Syrups - Storing Cane Syrups (see above file) 4. Corn Syrup 5. Maple Syrup (see above file) E. Fats and Oils 1. Buying & Storing Oils and Fats (see above file) 2. Extending Shelf Life By Adding Anti-Oxidants (see above file) F. Cooking Staples 1. Baking Powder 2. Baking Soda (see above file) 3. Herbs & Spices (see above file) 4. Salt 5. Vinegar 6. Yeast (see above file) G. Infant Formula 1. Alternatives to Breastfeeding (see above file) 2. Selecting and Feeding an Infant Formula (see above file) 3. Storing Infant Formulas and Baby Foods (see above file) III. Spoilage A. Insect Infestations 1. Pests of Stored Grains, Legumes and Dry Foodstuffs (see above file) 2. Control of Insect Infestations (see above file) B. Molds In Foods 1. Minimizing Molds (see above file) 2. Molds in Canned Goods 3. Molds in Grains and Legumes (see above file) - Preventing Molds In Grains and Legumes (see above file) C. Bacterial Spoilage 1. Botulism (see above file) D. Enzymatic Action In Food Spoilage IV. Specific Equipment Questions A. Storage Containers 1. What is Food Grade Packaging? - Where Can I Find Food Grade Containers? (see above file) 2. Plastic Packaging - How Do I Get the Odor Out of Pickle Buckets? (see above file) 3. Metal Cans - Pooling Resources: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 4. Glass Jars 5. Mylar Bags - How Do I Use Mylar Bags? (see above file) - Vacuum Sealing Mylar Bags (see above file) - Gas Flushing Mylar Bags (see above file) 6. Reusing Or Recycling Packaging B. CO2 and Nitrogen 1. Dry Ice - Dry Ice Suppliers (see above file) 2. Compressed Nitrogen - Types of Availability - Obtaining the Gas and Necessary Equipment (see above file) - Putting It All Together - Putting It Into Use (see above file) C. Vacuum Sealing 1. Vacuum Sealing Considerations (see above file) D. Freeze Treating E. Oxygen Absorbers 1. What Is An Oxygen Absorber? (see above file) 2. How Are Oxygen Absorbers Used? (see above file) F. Desiccants 1. Why moisture is important 2. What Is A Desiccant? 3. Types of Desiccants - Silica Gel (see above file) - Clay Desiccant (see above file) - Calcium Oxide (see above file) - Calcium Sulfate (see above file) - Other Desiccants (see above file) 4. How Do I Use Desiccants? (see above file) 5. Where Do I Find Desiccants? (see above file) G. Diatomaceous Earth 1. What Is Diatomaceous Earth? (see above file) 2. Where Can I Find DE and What Type Should I Buy? (see above file) 3. How Do I Use DE In Food Storage? (see above file) V. Shelf Lives
A. "Best Used By", "Use By" and Other Food Product Dates B. Closed Dating Codes Used By Some Food Manufacturers C. Shelf Lives of Some Common Storage Foods VI. Resources A. Books (see above file) B. Pamphlets (see above file) C. Electronic-online 1. Information Sources (see above file) 2. Software Sources (see above file) D. Organizations 1. The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints E. Food and Equipment Suppliers 1 Mail Ordering Storage Foods What You Should Know 2 Addresses of Suppliers. - Storage Food Manufacturers - Food Preservation Dealers & Suppliers - Food Storage & Preservation Equipment Manufacturers - Diatomaceous Earth Manufacturers & Dealers - Storage Food Retailers - Alan T. Hagan's Sig File
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Revised: 1 Dec 99