In the coming weeks the University of Illinois Extension Program will be offering a class on canning food. This class is for grades 4-12.
Lisa Peterson is a Nutrition and Wellness Educator with the Extension and will be instructing the class. She says water bath canning is the method they will be using. For residents trying at home Peterson says if they are not careful they can get unwanted bacteria in the can.
Peterson says this bacteria can survive without oxygen and it does not take much to get a lot of people sick.
Peterson appeared as a guest on the NewsTalk WTIM Morning Show.