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NC Safe Plates

Macon County Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent, Julie Sawyer will be offering a two day NC Safe …

Canning 101

Interested in learning the basics of canning? This hands on Canning 101 class is just for you. The class …

NC Safe Plates

Macon County Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent, Julie Sawyer will be offering a two day NC Safe …

North Carolina Safe Plates

Macon County Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent, Julie Sawyer will be offering a two day NC Safe …

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NC Safe Plates

— Written By Julie Sawyer North Carolina Cooperative Extension has a new option for North Carolina food service managers wishing to meet …

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Safely Preserving Food at Home

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned home food preserver, following tested food safety principles when preserving food …

Recent Publications related to Food Safety & Processing

Figure 2. Fitting the top in place.

Cool and Ship: A Low-Cost, Portable Forced-Air Cooling Unit

This publication gives instruction for building and using an inexpensive postharvest cooling system. The cool …

Figure 1. The effects of temperature on the growth of Monolinia

Chlorination and Postharvest Disease Control

At present, chlorination is one of the few chemical options available to help manage postharvest …

Figure 1. Liquid icing single cartons of produce.

Crushed and Liquid Ice Cooling

This publication is intended to help growers, packers, and shippers of fresh produce make informed …

Figure 1. Typical conventional hydrocooler.

Hydrocooling

This publication is intended to help growers, packers, and shippers of fresh produce make informed …

Figure 1. Cooling time for various airflow rates.

Forced-Air Cooling

This publication covers the characteristics and benefits of forced-air cooling to cool fresh produce to …

Figure 1. Common produce packages.

Design of Room Cooling Facilities: Structural & Energy Requirements

Proper temperature control is essential to protecting the quality of fresh produce. By constructing and …

Figure 1. Room cooling.

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 …