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Safe Plates Program

Safe Plates is NC State Extension’s family of evidence-based food safety programming and resources for retail, community, and home-based food …

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Fermentation Workshop 2022

Fermentation Workshop Preserve the taste of summer! Learn the process of fermentation for making sauerkraut, kombucha, kimchi, starter cultures and homemade …

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Freezing & Dehydrating Workshop

Freezing & Dehydrating Workshop Preserve the taste of summer! Two great ways to preserve fruits, vegetables and herbs. Learn to make …

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Boiling Water Canning Workshop

Boiling Water Canning Workshop Preserve the taste of summer! Learn to use a boiling water canner to safely preserve fruits, pickles, …

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Pressure Canning Workshop

Pressure Canning Workshop Preserve the taste of summer! Learn to use a pressure canner to safely can vegetables and meats at …

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 …

5/10/22

Producing and Marketing Strawberries for Direct Market Operations

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

5/9/22

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 …