Americans are fortunate to enjoy a safe, affordable and abundant food supply. To keep it that way, North Carolina Cooperative Extension educational programs help reduce sources of foodborne illness, from the farm gate to the consumer’s plate, help food entrepreneurs launch successful businesses and provide processors with information and new technologies to enhance product quality and profitability while meeting state and federal regulations.
We will be offering two workshops to help potential grant applicants understand, develop, and submit their Federal grant applications for the $30 million Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program. These workshops represent MORE »– from Community Development
Staying healthy throughout the holiday season is important for the entire family. Food plays a major role in achieving this goal. It is not only important to choose nutritious options, but safe ones MORE »
The Rockingham Farmer’s Market offers a great selection of fresh, flavorful, and local produce. As Farmer’s Markets’ popularity grows, so does the interest in the preservation of its produce. Food preservation increases the MORE »
This Food Safety Infosheet covers an outbreak of hepatitis A and linked illnesses to consuming Nanna’s frozen berries sold by Patties Foods. Highlights: Health officials have confirmed 20 illnesses to date. The berries MORE »– from Food Safety
Enjoy the Flavor, Color, and Texture That Flowers Can Bring to Food. “Choosing and Using Edible Flowers” by Cyndi Lauderdale and Lucy Bradley is available on-line for free. Full of guidance on how MORE »– from Gardening
This Food Safety Infosheet covers a ground beef recall after 11 people became ill due to E. coli. Highlights: Wolverine Packing Company in Detroit has issued a recall of 1.8 million pounds of MORE »– from Food Safety
Ausveg, the Australian association that represents vegetable growers, says that community gardens pose a serious safety risk for the Australian horticulture sector. Pointing to a lack of quality assurance guidelines, and the potential MORE »– from Community Gardens