Welcome to SMF! We try to bring you the most accurate and informative information possible! Curing and Smoking is a huge part of our site, and there is information that governs many of the practices we do here backed up by fact.
This is a link to scientific information, through:
National Center for Home Food Preservation
FACS Cooperative Extension Service
Elizabeth Andress Ph.D., Director
208 Hoke Smith Annex
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
Phone: (706) 542-3773
Fax: (706) 542-1979
This material is based upon work supported by the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under Agreement No. 00-51110-9762.
It will help explain some of the processes of curing and smoking. You will see that it is complicated and important to follow guidelines and safety information to protect everyone's health. I will also make an Article from this too for future reference.