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.
The North Carolina Association of Cooperative Extension Specialists congratulates the following recipients of its 2016 Specialists awards: Liz Driscoll and Tes Thraves won the Outstanding Subject Matter Program by a Team Award for MORE »– from NC Association of Cooperative Extension Specialists
New Impact Statement Reporting Course to Strengthen Skills Spring is traditionally Impact Statement Reporting season. In fall 2015, eXtension added the acclaimed Impact Statement Reporting Course to its Professional Development portfolio of courses MORE »– from NC Association of Cooperative Extension Specialists
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
This Food Safety Infosheet describes an outbreak of campylobacteriosis, the most common bacterial foodborne illness, in chicken livers in 2014. Highlights: At least 6 people who consumed raw or undercooked chicken livers, mostly MORE »– from Food Safety
Take a look at the new North Carolina Blueberry Council Website for consumers. Great information on freezing, storing, and cooking with blueberries. Nutrition information and lots of great recipes. For information on growing blueberries see MORE »– from Gardening