Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Dry Pack Cannery
New Information as of July 2013
The Dry Pack Cannery hours now:
Thursdays – 9:00am to 8:00pm
Saturdays – 9:00am to 3:00pm
Please note that eventually
our cannery will be a place to pick up already filled cans and we WILL NO LONGER BE DRY PACK CANNING OURSELVES.
Check out this article found on the LDS.org news center page: (bold mine)
Concern Over Changes to
Home Storage Centers Unnecessary
Over the past several weeks, misinformation and unnecessary concern has been circulating… regarding changes in operations at the Church’s home storage centers, which are located in the U.S. and Canada. No home storage centers are being closed, but the Church is making welcomed modifications in its operations at most of these centers that will help to better serve the needs of members of the Church, as well as significantly improve efficiency.
In all but 12 of the Church’s 101 home storage centers in the U.S. and Canada, patrons will no longer self-can products, but they may purchase these same items pre-canned or prepackaged at no additional cost.
These changes have been considered for some time as the Church has looked at the best way to provide home storage goods to Church members efficiently. Much of the discussion regarding this issue has suggested that this change is due to food safety regulation. While it has been a factor, the concern expressed regarding that issue has been overstated.
· It’s more efficient and cost effective for the Church to produce and ship high-quality, pre-canned or prepackaged goods in bulk rather than ship the same goods and empty cans to a location where individuals can them on their own.
· By offering the goods pre-canned or prepackaged, the Church utilizes less warehouse space.
· Pre-canned and prepackaged operations allow for higher quality and safer preparation of home storage food.
· It is much more costly to maintain and upgrade facilities that must meet food production standards (such as in a self-canning operation) than it is to maintain a facility that simply distributes pre-canned and prepackaged food.
PLEASE ENCOURAGE YOUR WARD TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE DRY PACK CANNERY AND STORE FOOD FOR THE FUTURE.