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Safe Plates

The CDC estimates that about 1 in 6 Americans get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die from foodborne …

Grilling and Barbecue Safety

With the weather warming up, many people are heading outdoors, enjoying the sunshine, and getting their grills ready for …

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Flavors of Fall

Fall is here and different selections of winter squash are now in season and available at local farmer’s markets. …

It's Time to Can!

IT’S TIME TO CAN! It’s time for you to start gathering your supplies and making preparations for the canning season. …

It's Time to Can!

It’s time for you to start gathering your supplies and making preparations for canning the vegetables from your garden …

Is It Time to Throw It Out?

While grocery shopping, do you look at the dates on food products before placing the item in your cart? …

SERVSAFE Managers Training

N.C. Cooperative Extension and Lee County Environmental Health will be sponsoring “SERVSAFE, Manager’s Training” on April 15 and 16 …

Food Safety When Eating Out

Eating out is fun and having meals away from home has become a national pastime. The National Restaurant Association …

It's Time to Can!

It’s time for you to start gathering your supplies and making preparations for canning the vegetables from your garden …

Food Safety Training

Eating out is fun and having meals away from home has become a national pastime. The National Restaurant Association …

Recent Publications related to Food Safety & Processing

Part 5: References

This publication lists the references used in parts 1-4 of the Postharvest Handling and Cooling …

Brief Instructions for Freezing Fruit

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

9/26/19
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 2. Fitting the top in place.

Cool and Ship: A Low-Cost, Portable Forced-Air Cooling Unit

This publication gives instruction for building and using an inexpensive postharvest cooling system. The cool …

Figure 1. The effects of temperature on the growth of Monolinia

Chlorination and Postharvest Disease Control

At present, chlorination is one of the few chemical options available to help manage postharvest …