Food and Drug Protection Division

News Roundup: Sept. 19-25

News Roundup: Sept. 19-25

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. “Southern fairs won’t press broiler industry’s bird flu luck,” Minnesota Public Radio News: The South is the heart of U.S. broiler chicken production and escaped the deadly bird flu virus […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 12-18

News Roundup: Sept. 12-18

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. “Watauga County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Ginseng Poacher, Charged With Felony,” High Country Press: This past weekend, the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office arrested Eric Moretz, 27, of 1351 Brownwood Road in […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 20-26

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Bumper nut crop gathered,” Wilkes Journal-Patriot: Michael Crouse, assistant county ranger with the N.C. Forest Service, is out to […]

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Food Business Almanac: HACCP and GMP

NCDA&CS food business specialist Annette Dunlap offers resources that agribusiness owners and food entrepreneurs can use to grow and manage their business. Annette is available for free one-on-one consultations and can assist business owners with financial and market planning through the agribusiness development section. She can be reached at annette.dunlap@ncagr.gov. Even though it may look […]

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Lab employees recognized with highest state employee honor

Last week, employees from the Food and Drug Protection Division laboratories received the state’s highest honor, the Governor’s Award of Excellence for Outstanding State Government Service for the work that earned the labs dual ISO 17025 certifications. While only 25 people were able to represent the group at the ceremony at the N.C. Museum of […]

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Photos from the Field: Ground broken for new NCDA lab facility

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services provides testing for everything from food and cosmetics to seed and fertilizer. Most of the tests are conducted at the department’s Constable Laboratory near the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. The building, is named after former State Chemist Dr. E. W. Constable. Originally, these services were housed in […]

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Top 5 In the Field posts of 2010

As another year comes to a close, we’d like to take a moment to look back over the past 12 months and highlight our five most popular blog posts of the year. A unifying theme does not connect these posts. One department division is not represented more than another. Instead, the following posts are a […]

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Today’s Topic: N.C. establishes standards for honey

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the N.C. State Beekeepers Association have launched a new initiative aimed at preventing the sale of honey products containing additives, such as corn syrup, that are marketed […]

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ISO 17025: A rare accomplishment x 2

Earlier this year, the NCDA&CS Constable Laboratory in Raleigh became ISO 17025 certified in both chemical and biological testing. Four years of hard work culminated in a ceremony for lab workers last week at the N.C. Museum of Art. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler, Chief Deputy Commissioner David Smith, Assistant Commissioner Howard Isley, Food and Drug […]

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News Roundup

Each week we’ll round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from newspapers across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to each paper’s full story. “N.C. State Fair breaks attendance records,” Triangle Business Journal: N.C. State Fair officials say this year’s fair broke records […]

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Food and Drug Protection Division spins the wheel at the N.C. State Fair

On Thursday at the N.C. State Fair, I stopped by the Food & Drug Protection Division’s booth in the Expo Building. Representatives from the division were out to encourage food safety awareness and give away some fun prizes to fairgoers. This division is responsible for the inspection of food manufacturing facilities, wholesale food operations and […]

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