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Gathering Around the Table

Life as we knew it has changed over the past several months with COVID-19 on the rise. We have …

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COVID-19 and Agriculture

I am sure by now COVID-19 and the detrimental effects it is posing to our livelihood, small businesses, agriculture, …

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Food Secure Holiday

With Christmas quickly approaching, many of us are trying to finalize gifts we planned to purchase for our loved …

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A Thankful Farewell

I recently read an email on how a thankful attitude not only sets a positive tone for your day …

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Not So Sweet Sugar

Everyone has their sweet kryptonite whether it be soft drinks, cake, milkshakes, that cold glass of lemonade on a …

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News From the Market

School will soon be out, and right around the corner, summer 2019 will be officially starting. Hopefully, our schedules …

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Freezing Spring Produce

Are you having trouble keeping up with all of the wonderful spring produce that is available right now? You …

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Living Mindfully

Have you ever arrived at work and did not remember the drive? Have you ever gobbled down a meal …

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Eat Healthy When Life Gets Busy

When our everyday lives get busy with work, school, and home life, making great food choices sometimes gets put …

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Food Safety Hits the Farm

Foodborne illnesses cost the USA more than $15 billion a year, according to the latest United States Department of …

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Safe Stocking Stuffer Ideas

At this time of year, most of us are busy preparing/attending holiday events, making/buying the perfect gifts for family …

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Seasonal Food Safety

The holidays are fast approaching, and with them comes an endless amount of food (or so it seems). Keep …

Recent Publications related to Food Safety & Processing

Eat Smart Move More North Carolina: Growing Communities Through Gardens

Gardens bring communities together. Not only are community gardens a good way to get more …

6/4/20

Determining Peanut Pod Maturity and Estimating the Optimum Digging Date

This profile board will help farmers and consultants determine when peanuts should be dug.

4/24/20
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Food Safety Modernization Act Current Good Manufacturing Practices for Food for Animals and COVID-19

How existing facility Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on personal hygiene and sanitation can be adapted …

4/17/20

Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

This guide lists the problems that can arise in making sweet gherkin pickles and describes …

A Guide to Price-Risk Management in Grain Marketing for North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia

This guide summarizes marketing options for grain and soybean growers and explains how to use …

1/22/20

Food Safety Recall Plan Checklist

This document offers a set of steps for food producers to take when issuing a …

12/18/19

Conservation Tillage on Organic Farms

This online publication describes how cover crops affect the soil, how to establish cover crops, …

11/18/19CEFS
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Designing a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Plan for Shell Eggs

With the addition of new regulatory requirements and continually emerging pathogens, developing and designing a …

10/29/19