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NC Safe Plates

NC Safe Plates Classes and Exam have been moved to March 2019. Class: March 18-19, 2019 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with one-hour …

Food Safety Classes

Two workshops addressing Food Safety will be held in February: 1. FDA Juice HACCP Regulation Compliance – February 13-14, 2014, …

Holiday Food Safety Tips

A message from Dr. Ben Chapman about Holiday Food Safety… Hi folks – I know many of you have already …

Navigating the USDA GAP Audit

The following article/workshop notice is from Aubry Ettinger, MPH at North Carolina State University: North Carolina State University and North …

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
trimming local green beans

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 …