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2017 brings changes to Veterinary Feed Directive

By on March 6, 2017

Antibiotic use in animal agriculture has been the subject of scientific and policy debate for many years. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration continues to study ways to limit the use in livestock of antimicrobial drugs that are medically important to humans.

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Today’s Topic: B&H Foods expands recall of pimento spread

By on February 14, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” On Feb. 9, B&H Foods of Charlotte expanded its recall of Ruth’s pimento spread to include additional products, all of which were

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

By on October 4, 2016

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

Mailbag: expired products and kudzu bugs

By on November 13, 2013

Every day, we receive emails through our website from people who have questions related to agriculture or services provided by our department. Answering emails is part of our efforts to provide the best customer service to North Carolina residents. The

Today’s Topic: Mandatory federal budget cuts could affect N.C. agriculture

By on February 26, 2013

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Unless Congress and the White House reach a last-minute deal, automatic spending cuts for various federal agencies will take effect Friday, and

NCDA&CS starts new fiscal year with additional responsibilities

By on July 1, 2011

Starting today, the NCDA&CS has several new responsibilities and hundreds of new employees because of reshuffling within state government. The budget bill the General Assembly passed last month transferred two state agencies to NCDA&CS from the Department of Environment and

Eastern Fish Co. issues allergy alert for shrimp after testing by NCDA&CS finds presence of sulfites

By on June 4, 2010

Eastern Fish Co. of Teaneck, N.J., is recalling Bloom brand frozen raw extra jumbo shrimp because the product may contain undeclared sulfites. The recall applies to shrimp sold in 16-ounce packages and at full-service seafood cases in Bloom grocery stores.

Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS food lab achieves ISO accreditation

By on April 20, 2010

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Food and Drug Protection lab has achieved accreditation to the ISO 17025 Standard.

Raleigh company recalls sandwiches because of Listeria

By on October 10, 2009

Fisher-Rex Sandwich Co. of Raleigh is voluntarily recalling some of its pre-packaged sandwiches after tests by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services confirmed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in product samples. UPDATED with corrected product code information: The