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

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

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This publication covers steps to take to clean up your kitchen after a disaster or …

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

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Personnel Current Good Manufacturing Practices for Animal Food Safety

The FDA considers Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP) to be “Necessary to prevent animal food …

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 …

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