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Pressure Canning Class 2022

Join Hyde County’s FCS agent in a hands-on workshop learning how to pressure can! Low acid foods (high in …

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Dehydrating Class 2022

Are you looking for a different technique to preserve foods? Let’s get together and learn about dehydrating and how …

Produce Classes 2022

Summer 2022 Preservation Classes

Spring is here, which means summer is coming! While your gardens aren’t yet ready for harvesting, we are making …

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Safe Plates Training Options

Do you need to complete a food safety class and exam for (re)certification? Local food retail establishments are required to …

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Venison Jerky Class 2021

Venison Jerky Class is BACK! Did you miss last year’s class or looking for a refresher? Join Hyde County’s FCS …

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Link Sausage Class

Join Hyde County’s FCS Agent to learn how to operate a meat grinder and prepare venison for link sausage! …

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Canning Wild Game Meat Class

Join Hyde County’s FCS Agent to learn how to safely operate a pressure canner, allowing preservation of your wild …

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Dehydrating Class (Herbs)

Have you planted an herb garden but aren’t able to utilize all the herbs before the plant gets out …

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Pickling Class

Pickling foods creates a tasty product using salt, spices, vinegar and/or sugar. The acidic environment in pickling is important …

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Youth Snack Day! With FCS

We all get hungry! Ever get stuck trying to decide on what to eat though? Let’s make some snacks …

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Freeze to Preserve Classes

One of the simplest and most cost-effective methods to preserve produce and meat is by freezing. While this may …

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Pressure Canning Classes

Join Hyde County’s FCS agent in a hands-on workshop learning how to pressure can! Low acid foods (high in …

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Summer Preservation Classes

Summer is here! Home gardens are beginning to produce harvests, and road side stands are starting to fill up. …

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Strawberry Freezer Jam Classes

It’s strawberry season! Let’s get together and learn a simple, yet delicious, preservation method of making jam. We will …

Recent Publications related to Food Safety & Processing

Identifying and Responding to Factors That Can Affect Egg Quality and Appearance

This publication is a useful resource that shell egg producers can use to identify egg …

2 weeks ago

Producing and Marketing Strawberries for Direct Market Operations

This booklet provides an overview of production costs and marketing strategies that growers should consider …

2 weeks ago

Insurance Coverage Options for Fresh Produce Growers

This publication provides information to help produce growers understand the variety of insurance coverage or …

4/12/22Food Safety
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Aflatoxins and Animal Food Safety

This factsheet covers the guidelines and mitigation for aflatoxins in animal food in North Carolina.

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Proper Postharvest Cooling and Handling Methods

This publication provides information on cooling basics, common produce cooling methods and other steps for …

Packaging Requirements for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

This publication describes types of packaging for fresh fruits and vegetables, including each packaging's functions, …

HACCP in Your School

This manual covers Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), a food safety plan for schools …

10/6/21

Safe Food After a Flood

This factsheet offers information on how to deal with food that may have come into …