Posts Tagged ‘food safety’

CALS program helps food entrepreneurs get off to a safe and profitable start

Dr. Fletcher Arritt (left), with program assistant Tristan Laundon, heads the program that advises aspiring food entrepreneurs.

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.

Webinar offered on new food safety act

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.

Commodity leaders, growers train in food-safety crisis communications

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 […]

Educator provides food-safety facts for those who need to know

Dr. Ben Chapman

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.

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