NC 2017 Food Safety Forum is Aug. 15

July 30, 2017

By Brian Long, NCDA&CS Helping small farms prepare for new federal food safety rules will be among topics covered at the 13th-annual Commissioner’s Food Safety Forum on August 15, 2017, at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. […]




The Strange-ness: Making a Meal of Road Kill

June 30, 2017

By Kay Whatley, Editor My afternoon started with a Tweet that sent me down a road of discovery and thought. The Tweet linked to an article by Jeremy Henderson, “Road to Table? Auburn University biology professor talks […]




Increasing Food Production without Damaging the Environment is Key

May 30, 2017

United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Director-General Addresses European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development By Malene ArboeRasmussen, FAO-Brussels To achieve sustainable development we must transform current agriculture and food systems, […]




Herbal Coffee Recalled Due to Pharmaceuticals, One Death

May 26, 2017

Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Caverflo Natural Herbal Coffee Due to Presence of Undeclared Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Undeclared Milk By Brian Richardson, Caverflo Coffee Co. Caverflo.com is voluntarily recalling all lots of Caverflo Natural Herbal Coffee, 25 […]




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 […]




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