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As part of FoodCoVNET we are coordinating an ongoing webinar series. All webinars will be recorded and posted here …

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More on Food Waste

A couple of weeks ago, in my Earth Day column, I wrote about food waste in America. I challenged …

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Stickers on Produce

A couple of months ago, a woman called the office to ask about the little stickers on produce. She …

Recent Publications related to Food Safety & Processing

Safe Food After a Flood

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

12 hours agoDisaster Recovery

Kitchen Cleanup After the Flood

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

13 hours agoDisaster Recovery

Meal Preparation and Food Safety After a Power Outage

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

13 hours agoDisaster Preparedness
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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 …

5/7/21
Oysters have a tear-drop shape. Clams are compact and rounded.

Shellfish Leases and Harvest Closures Along the North Carolina Coast

This publication discusses the practice of leasing estuarine waters on the North Carolina coast for …

4/13/21
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 …

3/18/21

The Role of Preconditioning in Food and Feed Extrusion

This Q&A factsheets answers several questions about the preconditioning process in food and feed extrusion.

3/9/21