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Count on Me NC

NC State Extension, in partnership with NC Department of Health and Human Services, NC Restaurant and Lodging Association and Visit NC, is excited to …

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One Week Until Thanksgiving!

Ever wonder if you need to refrigerate your pumpkin pie after the Thanksgiving meal? Well, with many food safety …

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Baked Potato Safety

There is so much you can do with the potato; fry it, bake it, oven roast, boil it or …

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Canning Workshop for Beginners

Greenville, NC – Want to learn how to preserve those delicious summer fruits and veggies? Join us for the …

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Pickled Eggs

Back in 1997 in Illinois, an older adult had botulism from a pickled egg recipe containing hard-boiled eggs, beets, …

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Canning 101

Getting Ready for Canning Season! Are you someone interested in learning how to preserve your own food through home canning? …

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    Basic Food Microbiology

    This factsheet describes the role microorganisms play in food production. Bacteria, viruses, yeasts, molds, and …

    8/18/22

    The Questions on Salvaging Flooded Crops

    This factsheet addresses the question of whether or not it is possible to salvage crops …

    8/18/22

    Listeria

    This factsheet provides an overview of Listeria and provides guidance on the prevention of foodborne …

    8/18/22
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    To Zap or not to Zap? Food Irradiation

    This factsheet describes the process of irradiating food

    8/18/22
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    Measuring the Heat

    Temperature control is an important aspect of food safety and using a thermometer is an important …

    8/18/22For Safety's Sake

    Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

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

    8/18/22For Safety's Sake

    Meeting the Press: An Agent's Guide to Media Relations

    This factsheet provides guidance to Extension agents on best practices when dealing with media like …

    8/18/22For Safety's Sake

    Refrigerated Foods: Some Rules for Processing

    This factsheet provides guidelines for safely processing refrigerated foods.

    8/18/22