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Dial Gauge Canner Testing

Don’t you just love all of the great fresh fruits and vegetables that are part of summer? Whether you are …

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Handling Raw Chicken Safely

Chicken is a versatile and affordable source of lean protein, making it very popular among both beginner and advanced …

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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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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 …

Recent Publications related to Food Safety & Processing

Identifying and Responding to Factors That Can Affect Egg Quality and Appearance

This publication is a useful resource that shell egg producers can use to identify egg …

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Producing and Marketing Strawberries for Direct Market Operations

This booklet provides an overview of production costs and marketing strategies that growers should consider …

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Insurance Coverage Options for Fresh Produce Growers

This publication provides information to help produce growers understand the variety of insurance coverage or …

4/12/22Food Safety
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Aflatoxins and Animal Food Safety

This factsheet covers the guidelines and mitigation for aflatoxins in animal food in North Carolina.

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Proper Postharvest Cooling and Handling Methods

This publication provides information on cooling basics, common produce cooling methods and other steps for …

Packaging Requirements for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

This publication describes types of packaging for fresh fruits and vegetables, including each packaging's functions, …

HACCP in Your School

This manual covers Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), a food safety plan for schools …

10/6/21

Safe Food After a Flood

This factsheet offers information on how to deal with food that may have come into …