Ben Chapman, Extension food safety specialist in N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, will be interviewed Sunday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 a.m. on Fox50′s Tarheel Talk in the Triangle area.
Hurricane Irene left many people across North Carolina without power – and with questions about food safety. When the power goes out, food that’s supposed to be kept cool in the refrigerator or freezer can grow harmful bacteria. Because unsafe food may not appear to be or smell spoiled, North Carolina Cooperative Extension offers post-storm food safety guidelines.
North Carolina State University will use a $25 million grant to strengthen food safety by studying human noroviruses across the food supply chain in an effort to design effective control measures and reduce the number of virus-caused food-borne illnesses.
The N.C. State University Seafood Laboratory at Morehead City’s Center for Marine Sciences and Technology will offer two workshops in May on HACCP food safety planning for the seafood industry.
Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences professor Dr. Lee-Ann Jaykus was a member of a committee reviewing the Food and Drug Administration’s role in ensuring safe food.
When Jenny Fulton and Ashlee Furr lost their stockbroker jobs during the recent recession and decided to turn Fulton’s grandmother’s pickle recipes into a business venture, one of their first stops was with N.C. Cooperative Extension’s Entrepreneur Assistance Program. The program is designed to help entrepreneurs get off the ground and produce food safely and profitably.
N.C. Fresh Produce Safety Task Force will host a free webinar to learn more about the recent Food Safety Modernization Act Jan. 26 at 3 p.m. There will be opportunities during the presentation to interact with the presenters and ask questions about the Food Safety Modernization Act.
North Carolina commodity association leaders and growers are better prepared to communicate in the event of a fresh produce safety crisis, thanks to a training initiative sponsored by N.C. MarketReady and the Fresh Produce Safety Task Force. The Fresh Produce Safety Task Force, which includes faculty from the Kannapolis-based N.C. MarketReady team, developed a train-the-trainer [...]
N.C. State University’s Dr. Ben Chapman focuses on finding the best ways to communicate food safety risk to the people who need to know. He is interested in how social media like Facebook and rapid communication technologies like Twitter might improve public safety around the issue of food risk.