Viewing: Food and Drug Protection Division

Monitoring food and ensuring consumer safety

By on June 15, 2022

We Are Agriculture is a year-long series that will highlight the hard-work done by employees across the Department of Agriculture. Lucy Love, Produce Safety Specialist with our Food and Drug Protection Division, is one of those employees. Stay tuned each

Two upcoming Produce Safety Field Days planned – April 6 in Clinton and April 13 in Mills River. Events designed for fruit and vegetable growers who want to learn more about the Produce Safety Rule.

By on March 29, 2022

Summary: Fruit and vegetable growers who want to learn more about the Produce Safety Rule and what is covered may want to attend an upcoming Produce Safety Field Days. One is planned for April 6 at the Horticultural Crops Research

New facility near Asheville will help with produce safety training and produce research

By on August 5, 2021

A food safety education program within NCDA&CS gained a big tool for its toolbox recently. It’s expected to help ensure that North Carolina fresh produce growers are well educated about how to safely pack and hold their produce. On July

Agricultural Sciences Center Update: Interior is taking shape and plans turn to moving in

By on May 13, 2020

In less than six months, work is expected to be completed on the NCDA&CS Agricultural Sciences Center. For a project that has been more than four years in the making, the approaching deadline brings excitement and a greater focus on

Today's Topic

Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS Food and Drug Protection Division inspectors work to ensure that recalled products are removed from shelves and consumers know about recalls.

By on July 31, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Whenever there is a national food recall where a product is known to have been distributed in our state, our Food and

Talking Turkey: Tips for a safe Thanksgiving

By on November 20, 2017

Family and friends will gather around the table this Thursday to celebrate Thanksgiving. The star of most of these tables will be the turkey. If you are in North Carolina, that’s great reason to celebrate. North Carolina is the second-largest

Ask a Forest Ranger - Visit the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services displays at the Southern Farm Show

NCDA&CS takes center stage at the Southern Farm Show

By on January 30, 2017

Ladies and gentlemen, step right up! The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is pleased to present its lineup for the 2017 Southern Farm Show Feb. 1-3. This show is the Southeast’s largest agricultural exposition with more than 400

News Roundup

News Roundup: Sept. 10 – 16

By on September 16, 2016

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. “Black cohosh: WNC’s next cash crop?” Asheville Citizen-Times: Seems like it would be a slam

Today's Topic

Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS in planning stages for new laboratory complex

By on May 10, 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” In March, North Carolina voters approved the Connect NC bond package. The bond contained $94 million to help the department build a new

Board of Agriculture gets update on proposed laboratory

By on April 15, 2016

Planning has begun for a new facility that would bring five NCDA&CS laboratories into one location, members of the N.C. Board of Agriculture were told at their April 14 meeting. The Connect NC bond package that voters approved in March contained $94