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What We Learned This Summer!

Time Flies When You're Having Fun!

Time certainly flies when you’re having fun – especially as much fun as our summer EFNEP camp participants! Students from …

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Brand New Class!

As the summer comes to a close, a lot of fun family activities start to close, too. Not so …

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Food Preservation Series 2022

Spring is here with all of its bountiful garden goodies! If you would like to keep those yummy springtime …

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Food Preservation Classes 2021

During a time when food supply chains are uncertain, knowing how to preserve your own produce has never been …

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How to Safely Fry a Turkey

Have you ever wanted to deep fry or smoke a turkey? Professor Ben Chapman, from NC State University, explains the …

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Should You Wash the Turkey?

To wash or not to wash the turkey – that is the question. Listen to Professor Ben Chapman from NC …

Recent Publications related to Food Safety & Processing

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