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Trusted Food Preservation Resources

Here are some trusted resources to help you with your food preservation questions. The National Center for Home Food Preservation …

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Canner Gauge Testing

It’s Time to Test Your Canner Gauge! Your pressure canner gauge should be tested for accuracy each year before you …

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Count on Me NC

NC State Extension, in partnership with NC Department of Health and Human Services, NC Restaurant and Lodging Association and …

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GMO Food Labeling

You may have seen controversy over GMOs and labeling in the media. Keep watching for a breakdown of the …

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May Is National Strawberry Month

These delicious red fruits are great for your heart. They increase HDL (good) cholesterol, lower your blood pressure, and …

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Planning for Canning Season

Canning season is upon us! Follow these quick tips to make sure your equipment is in check for a safe, …

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Safe Foods for the Holidays

Holiday meals have been linked to many harmful pathogens, including Salmonella and Campylobacter. Cooking for a large crowd, whether …

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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 …

Recent Publications related to Food Safety & Processing

Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

This guide lists the problems that can arise in making sweet gherkin pickles and describes …

11/11/20For Safety's Sake

FSMA Preventive Controls for Animal Food (PCAF) Exemption Decision Tree Tool

The NC State Feed Milling and Animal Food Safety programs have developed a decision tree …

11/10/20

Abbreviated Guide to Creating a Livestock Food Safety Plan Under the Preventive Controls for Animal Food (PCAF) Rule

This guide outlines steps that a facility producing livestock food could follow when developing its …

11/6/20
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Extrusion Processing: A Versatile Technology for Producing Foods and Feeds

This factsheet introduces extrusion as a food and feed production process. Topics include the basic …

10/30/20

Eat Smart Move More North Carolina: Growing Communities Through Gardens

Gardens bring communities together. Not only are community gardens a good way to get more …

10/14/20
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Managing the Impact of Floodwater Contaminants on Soil and Produce in Residential, Community, and School Vegetable Gardens

This publication discusses how floods can affect food gardens. In it, you'll find recommendations for …

10/5/20

How Animal Food Facilities Can Prepare for Regulatory Inspections

Though they can be a source of worry, the fact of the matter is that …

7/23/20

Determining Peanut Pod Maturity and Estimating the Optimum Digging Date

This profile board will help farmers and consultants determine when peanuts should be dug.

4/24/20