t can happen to anyone. You buy too many ripe strawberries so you try your hand at canning. Once in the jars you wonder if they are sealed properly, and if they are, how long will they last? Have no fear: the food preservation toll-free hotline is open from Oregon State University Extension Service. "There is a tremendous amount of misinformation on the internet, so it's hard to figure out what is reliable and what is unsafe," said Jeanne Brandt, Master Food Preserver program coordinator. "Our volunteers know we have reliable, research-based information and they can guide people to success."