N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute developed a mobile refrigerated unit – the “Pack ‘N Cool” – that producers can use as a model for constructing their own units. It combines the mobility of a cargo trailer with the refrigeration capabilities of a commercial cooler.
The N.C. MarketReady Fresh Produce Safety – Field to Family program offered a mock third-party audit to educate N.C. Cooperative Extension agents and growers on the requirements for GAPs certification.
Producing Fresh Produce, preventing cross-contamination and personal health and hygiene practices are essential to the safety of our fresh produce supply chain and consumers. Learn what you can do to optimize food safety for your operation.
N.C. Cooperative Extension, through its fresh produce safety initiative, and in cooperation with the N.C. Fresh Produce Safety Task Force, is taking a pro-active approach to providing critical training to agents and producers. Extension faculty members have secured more than $250,000 in grants and equipment for education and research to support training efforts. The N.C. [...]
Some people might get the wrong idea when they learn Ben Chapman is a regular contributor to Barfblog. He’s not making fun of social unpleasantries. Chapman is N.C. State University’s Extension specialist in food safety, and he’s writing about food safety issues on various places on the Internet.
Representatives of the N.C. Fresh Produce Safety Task Force spent two days on Capitol Hill talking with members of the North Carolina Congressional delegation about how pending produce safety legislation would affect North Carolina’s fruit and vegetable producers.
Water Analysis Cost Share Program The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) offers a Water Analysis Cost Share program. The purpose of this program is to encourage water testing as part of a pre- and post-harvest food safety program for fruit and vegetable crops. The program will assist in paying for the [...]
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