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Changes to GAP Billing Policy

For any growers completing voluntary USDA GAP audits in 2019, there is a new USDA billing policy. Growers will …

Med Instead of Meds

Med Instead of Meds – Mediterranean Way of Eating A few weeks ago, the first Med Instead of Meds 6-week …

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Food Safety Certification Course

NC Safe Plates Training Program NC Safe Plates is a food safety certification course developed by NC State University. Certification …

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Med Instead of Meds Class Series

Med Instead of Meds, a series of Informational/Cooking Classes, led by Dominque Simon, Family & Consumer Science Agent, will …

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2018 Strawberry Festival Recipes

Here’s a link to some delicious recipes from the 2018 Franklin County Strawberry Festival Recipe Contest competition, that took …

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Women in Agriculture Monthly Meeting

“Am I in compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act selling my local produce?” Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Are you interested …

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Cooking for Crowds

Are you planning to prepare food for a large group of people as part of a fundraiser or another …

Recent Publications related to Food Safety & Processing

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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 …

Postharvest Cooling and Handling of Green Beans and Field Peas

This publication has been prepared to acquaint growers, shippers and processors with energy-efficient handling and …

Figure 1. Packaged and palletized blueberries being received

Postharvest Cooling and Handling of Blueberries

This publication has been prepared to acquaint growers, shippers and processors with energy-efficient handling and …

Figure 1. North Carolina onions ready for harvest.

Postharvest Cooling and Handling of Onions

This publication has been prepared to acquaint growers, shippers and processors with energy-efficient handling and …

Figure 1. Loss of sugar during storage at 4 different temperatur

Postharvest Cooling and Handling of Sweet Corn

This factsheet acquaints growers, shippers and processors with energy-efficient cooling and handling methods useful in …

Postharvest Cooling and Handling of Strawberries

This factsheet acquaints growers, shippers and processors with energy-efficient cooling and handling methods useful in …

Tomatoes for Processing in Eastern North Carolina

The per-capita consumption of processed tomatoes has increased steadily in recent years. This has been …

Brief Instructions for Freezing Fruit

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

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