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Avoid Norovirus During the Holidays

People who study foodborne illness don’t get foodborne illness. Right? I thought that because I knew so much about preventing foodborne …

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A Holiday Gift That Shows You Care

Nothing says “I care about you” like giving a thermometer for a holiday gift. No, seriously. A few years ago, after …

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Barfblog

barfblog.com is where Drs. Powell, Chapman, Hubbell and assorted food safety friends offer evidence-based opinions on current food safety …

Vomiting and Fecal Episodes

This Infosheet offers information on sanitation and clean-up guidelines after vomit or fecal episodes. In 2011, more than 80 …

Be Ready for Storms

This Food Safety Infosheet covers food safety in the wake of a disaster or emergency. Information on what refrigerated …

Recent Publications related to Food Safety & Processing

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Proper Postharvest Cooling and Handling Methods

This publication provides information on cooling basics, common produce cooling methods and other steps for …

Postharvest Cooling and Handling of Green Beans and Field Peas

This publication has been prepared to acquaint growers, shippers and processors with energy-efficient handling and …

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Postharvest Cooling and Handling of Blueberries

This publication has been prepared to acquaint growers, shippers and processors with energy-efficient handling and …

Figure 1. North Carolina onions ready for harvest.

Postharvest Cooling and Handling of Onions

This publication has been prepared to acquaint growers, shippers and processors with energy-efficient handling and …

Figure 1. Loss of sugar during storage at 4 different temperatur

Postharvest Cooling and Handling of Sweet Corn

This factsheet acquaints growers, shippers and processors with energy-efficient cooling and handling methods useful in …

Postharvest Cooling and Handling of Strawberries

This factsheet acquaints growers, shippers and processors with energy-efficient cooling and handling methods useful in …

Tomatoes for Processing in Eastern North Carolina

The per-capita consumption of processed tomatoes has increased steadily in recent years. This has been …

Brief Instructions for Freezing Fruit

This publication covers best freezing practices for a variety of fruits.

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