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Flood Hotline for Farmers

In an effort to better help our ag community, N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has activated its …

After the Storm!

N.C. Cooperative Extension has a wealth of information that will help answer questions from crop and garden issues and …

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Boil Water Advisory

Residents using the municipal water systems of Canton, Clyde, and parts of Lake Junaluska are currently under a Boil …

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Cleaning Up After the Flood

The Cruso, Bethel, Canton, and Clyde communities in Haywood County experienced devastation by the floodwaters resulting from Tropical Storm …

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Learn to Ferment in Online Class

Have you ever wanted to learn to ferment foods? In this five-week series, we will demonstrate and share resources …

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Let's Talk Turkey

It is the Monday before Thanksgiving and the countdown has begun. While we are still taking measures to prevent the …

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How to Can Tomatoes

Learn how to can tomatoes by joining Extension Agent Margie Mansure and Caldwell County Information Technician Eric Stafford in …

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Food Preservation Made Easy

Learn to preserve your own food using the most recent evidence-based information to assure a safe, quality product for …

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Winter Storm Food Safety

As winter storms approach North Carolina, there are steps you can take to prepare for food safety when the …

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 …