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Support Your Local NC Farmers

Posted by the NC PTA. Are you interested in buying farm-fresh products while maintaining social distancing? Here are some great options …

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COVID-19 and Grocery Shopping

There are many questions surround grocery shopping and handling food during the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no data currently that …

Coronavirus and Food Safety

The U.S. Army Public Health Center has recently released Fact Sheets for Food Establishments and Enhanced Sanitation Procedures in …

EI4F Coronavirus Response

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY and until further notice, our program is OPEN and we want to assure our clients that we will …

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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 …

Seafood HACCP Segment 2 Workshop

Seafood HACCP Segment 2 Workshop Wednesday, February 19, 2020 • 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Location: Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST) 303 College …

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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

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