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Don't Wash Your Chicken!

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that about a million people get sick from contaminated raw poultry each …

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Slow Cooking Safe Meals

Who can resist coming home after a long day of work to dinner already cooked and only one pot …

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Cooking for Crowds

Are you serving food at a church potluck, annual fundraiser, community event, or large family gathering? Do you know …

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NC Safe Plates Training Program

A training program for food protection manager certification. Class: March 7 & 8, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (with …

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Dehydration Workshop Offered

Food drying is the oldest method of food preservation, and may be used with, or as an alternative, to …

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Summer Canning Workshops

Canning season is upon us! As canning season approaches, there are a few things to inspect to ensure a …

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Canning Basics Workshops

Learn the basics of pressure and water bath canning before the canning season …

Recent Publications related to Food Safety & Processing

Soil Fertility Management for Irish Potato Production in Eastern North Carolina

This publication describes fertilizer management strategies for optimum potato yields and to prevent problems (such …

3/25/19SoilFacts
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Best Practices for Utilizing Local Food in Nutrition Education and Cooking Classes

This publication provides practical tips on how to promote health eating by incorporating fresh, local …

2/5/19Local Foods
Starch iodine staining pattern used to determine apple maturity.

Maximizing Your SmartFresh℠ Investments

SmartFresh℠ (1-methylcyclopropene, MCP) is a relatively new tool for postharvest management of apples. In 2002, …

Figure 1. Southwest damage on an Asian pear trunk

North Carolina Production Guide for Smaller Orchard Plantings

North Carolina’s climate and soils are well suited to grow many types tree fruits. This …

12/5/18
Figure 1. Properly identify plant material by genus and species.

Suggested Good Agricultural and Collection Practices for North Carolina Medicinal Herbs

This publication provides introductory information about growing and wild-harvesting medicinal herbs in North Carolina. The …

11/2/18

Ideas for "No-Cook" Food Bags

In preparation for an emergency, keep the following food items that do not need refrigeration …

Foods That Require No Cooking

This publication covers a variety of foods that can be prepared even if there is …

Meal Preparation and Food Safety After a Power Failure

After a power failure, you might not have heat, refrigeration, or water. This publication explains …