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Educational Resources

The Produce Lady Talks Fresh Produce Safety
The Produce Lady is Brenda Sutton, N.C. Cooperative Extension director in Rockingham County. Good quality, local foods are her passion and she shares healthy, nutritious ways to select, store, prepare and preserve foods from the local farmers market.

Publications for Food Safety and Processing
Food preservation and food safety resources from N.C. Cooperative Extension. Includes information on topics from pickling and canning to food safety at big events and through the mail.

E. coli FAQs
General information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on E. coli. Answers questions including: How’s it spread? and What are the symptoms?

FightBAC!
Consumer education program from the Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE) created to educate the public about safe food handling. Includes “Recall Basics” for consumers and educational resources, specifically targeted toward children.

Nutrition Education for Wellness: Consumer Food Safety
Information from the University of Hawaii at Manoa on protecting the freshness of specific foods, national recalls and food purchasing tips.

FOOD PROCESSING

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences provides resources for starting a home-based food business and starting a commercial operation. The sites include an application for home and commercial processor inspections, respectively, along with resources needed for starting a business, including farmers seeking to add value.