Over 130,000 Pounds of Sausage Recalled, Inedible

April 24, 2017

Uncle John’s Pride, LLC Recalls Ready-To-Eat Sausage Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination By Kristen Booze, fsis.usda.gov Uncle John’s Pride, LLC., a Tampa, Fla. establishment, is recalling approximately 139,909 pounds of ready-to-eat smoked meat and poultry […]




Pizzas, Burritos Recalled Due to Contaminants

March 17, 2017

Two separate recalls this week affect processed foods with potential contamination. The first, included below, is for frozen pizza with potential Listeria contamination. The second, at the end, is for frozen burritos with potential hard […]




Cheese Spread, Slices, and Shreds Recalled for Listeria

March 3, 2017

Since February 1, 2017, multiple cheese recalls cautioned customers on possible Listeria contamination. These included a popular pimento spread, deli sliced cheese, and shredded cheese. As of February 11, multiple brands were affected by this […]




Showdown in Raleigh Gathered Chefs from Across NC

August 31, 2016

Second Annual Expo Combined the Best of NC Restaurant, Foodservice, Lodging, and Hospitality Industries The North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA) held its annual North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Expo August 29-30, 2016, in Raleigh […]




Enjoy International Food and Music in Wendell NC

August 20, 2016

Originally published August 1, 2016; new poster added (below) on August 20, 2016. The 2016 International Food and Music Festival planning is underway. Shirts have been designed, raffle tickets printed, and entertainment and vendors are […]




Oxford NC Hot Sauce Contest is Sept. 10

August 16, 2016

By Kay Whatley, Editor Get your taste buds to Oxford, North Carolina, for the annual Hot Sauce Contest! Check out some of the fiery foods NC has to offer, and enjoy all the music, entertainment, […]




Get a Little Herbal Education in Your Kitchen

August 10, 2016

Growing fresh herbs is becoming more popular, as is learning survivalist-type skills for gleaning food from nature. A new online training option gives people across the US insights into preparing herbs and weeds for consumption. A Montana […]




Asheville NC’s 2016 Organicfest is August 28

August 9, 2016

Released by Debi Athos, organicfest.org Everyone is invited to attend the 15th Organicfest celebration on Sunday, August 28, 2016, 10am-6pm, for a festive day filled with live music by local entertainers such as Kendra Warren, Sheri […]




Winterville Watermelon Festival is August 25-27

July 31, 2016

Join the fun at the 31st annual Winterville Watermelon Festival! This family-oriented event runs August 25-27, 2016, with a schedule that includes watermelon eating, music, vendors, all types of fun foods, and cool things to watch on-stage and […]




Franklinton NC Afternoon Tea with Artist Clina Polloni

July 7, 2016

Contributed by Donna Campbell Smith, FCAC Assistant Coordinator Franklin County Arts Council’s Afternoon Tea with the Artist will feature their third artist of this summer series. They invite the public visit with artist Clina Polloni at […]




Zebulon Farm Fresh Market Giving Kids Free Meals

June 17, 2016

Zebulon NC is an area with a high number of students in free/reduced school lunch programs. During summer break, the Zebulon Farm Fresh Market is working with the “Kids Summer Meals” program to provide free nutritious meals to area […]




Possible E. coli Contamination in Flour

May 31, 2016

Gold Medal, Gold Medal Wondra, and Signature Kitchens Flour Recalled General Mills is collaborating with health officials to investigate an ongoing, multistate outbreak of E. coli O121 that may be potentially linked to Gold Medal […]




Eastern NC Farmers Need Your Support

May 17, 2016

By Kay Whatley, Editor Local farmers need support from their communities to survive, or thrive. Shopping at a farmers market near you helps to get money into the hands of farmers — helping them each take care […]




Wilson NC Seafood Festival Planned

May 11, 2016

Contributed by Crystal Richardson, with Kay Whatley (Editor) A Seafood Festival fundraiser is planned in Wilson NC, with a goal is to raise enough funds for a back-to-school Carnival for the children of Wilson and surrounding […]




Fish Fry in Zebulon on May 14th

May 3, 2016

Released by Cindy Privette The United Methodist Men of Zebulon United Methodist Church are holding a fish fry to raise monies for use in many needy areas: Christmas for needy youth, church missions, local ministries, and their Community Thanksgiving Meal. […]




NC Wildlife Outdoor Cooking Workshop is June 4

April 29, 2016

Wildlife Commission Offers Free Outdoor Cooking Workshop in Fayetteville Released by Jodie B. Owen, ncwildlife.org The NC Wildlife Resources Commission is offering a free Outdoor Cooking workshop on June 4, 2016, from 9am to 2pm, at […]




Ham and Yam Festival Back for 32nd Year

April 24, 2016

Smithfield’s 32nd annual Ham and Yam Festival is scheduled for May 7, 2016, in Downtown Smithfield NC. The event includes a cook-off, pig and rubber duck races, entertainment, kids’ play area, vendors, and ham and yam foods. A concert by […]




Chicken Nuggets Recall for Possible Plastic

April 8, 2016

Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. Recalls Poultry Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination Released by Benjamin Bell, fsis.usda.gov Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., a Waco TX establishment, is recalling approximately 40,780 pounds of fully cooked chicken nugget products that may be contaminated […]




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