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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

Food Safety Recall Plan Checklist

This document offers a set of steps for food producers to take when issuing a …

3 weeks ago

Conservation Tillage on Organic Farms

This online publication describes how cover crops affect the soil, how to establish cover crops, …

3 weeks agoCEFS
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Designing a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Plan for Shell Eggs

With the addition of new regulatory requirements and continually emerging pathogens, developing and designing a …

10/29/19

The Value of Honey Bees as Pollinators in North Carolina

The impact of honey bees on not only North Carolina, but the entire world is …

10/28/19

Brief Instructions for Freezing Fruit

This publication covers best freezing practices for a variety of fruits.

9/26/19
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Cool and Ship: A Low-Cost, Portable Forced-Air Cooling Unit

This publication gives instruction for building and using an inexpensive postharvest cooling system. The cool …

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Chlorination and Postharvest Disease Control

At present, chlorination is one of the few chemical options available to help manage postharvest …

Figure 1. Liquid icing single cartons of produce.

Crushed and Liquid Ice Cooling

This publication is intended to help growers, packers, and shippers of fresh produce make informed …