food safety

News Roundup: July 28 – August 3

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. “RECALL UPDATE: Kellogg’s recalled Honey Smacks still found on NC shelves with 4 NC salmonella cases,” WRAL: The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has issued a warning about […]

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News Roundup: July 15-21

News Roundup: July 15-21

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. “In Orange County, a millennial farm boy follows in his father’s footsteps.” Durham Herald-Sun: “Hello?” Jonah Sykes said, answering his cellphone on Wednesday. “Yeah. mmhm, yeah. I’d like to talk. […]

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Today’s Topic: On-farm readiness reviews help farmers get ready for new federal food safety rules

Today’s Topic: On-farm readiness reviews help farmers get ready for new federal food safety rules

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is taking part in a program to help produce farmers get ready for new federal food safety requirements. North Carolina is among a handful of states that are piloting […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 19-25

News Roundup: Nov. 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. “Christmas tree harvest not affected by drought, experts say,” Watauga Democrat: In the coming days and weeks, the familiar site of Christmas trees strapped to car roofs and lying in […]

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Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS gets $5.3 million FDA grant for produce safety

Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS gets $5.3 million FDA grant for produce safety

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The NCDA&CS recently received a grant from the Food and Drug Administration to enhance produce safety. The department’s Food and Drug Protection Division received a five-year, $5.3 million grant from FDA. The funding will be used to ensure that North […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 3 – 9

News Roundup: Sept. 3 – 9

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. “Damage From Tropical Storm Hermine Localized,” Southern Farm Network: (Audio) Tropical Storm Hermine made landfall in North Carolina over the holiday weekend, with effects largely east of I-95. Beaufort County Extension […]

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News Roundup: Aug. 13-19

News Roundup: Aug. 13-19

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. “$45M Golden LEAF grant makes NCSU plant research facility a reality,” Triangle Business Journal: With help from a whopping $45 million grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation, N.C. State University will […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 5 – 11

News Roundup: Sept. 5 – 11

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. “NC Farmers Prepare For Bird Flu; ASAP Farm Tour Cancelled,” WLOS:  The Appalachian Sustainable Project (ASAP) cancelled its largest event of the year. The fall Farm Tour was called off, […]

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Faces in the Field: Grace Tung Thompson, agricultural microbiologist supervisor

Faces in the Field: Grace Tung Thompson, agricultural microbiologist supervisor

We have a diverse workforce here at the NCDA&CS that focuses on consumer protection, food safety, agricultural marketing, accuracy of weights and measures, plant conservation, livestock protection … and more. Through our Faces in the Field series, we provide a behind-the-scenes look at what our employees do to serve North Carolina. Grace Tung Thompson is an agricultural […]

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News Roundup: April 11-17

News Roundup: April 11-17

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. Crop will be later than normal,” Carteret County News-Times: Strawberry farmers in the county say they expect a good crop […]

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FSMA Files: What is FSMA and what does this mean?

FSMA Files: What is FSMA and what does this mean?

The Food Safety Modernization Act was signed into law in January 2011. This act represents significant and historic change in food regulation and addresses every aspect of food production from farm to fork. Assistant Commissioner Joe Reardon will address FSMA and its impact to agriculture in this blog series. What brought about the Food Safety […]

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