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Grocery shopping habits could affect food safety, quality

Featured on America Now, the TV magazine program with news you can use. View the original story with video. By reporter Jeff Rivenbark. Grocery shopping is a routine chore. You fill up a cart, pay the cashier, and walk out of the store with bags of fresh food. But just how fresh is the food […]

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Shelf life and changes in phenolic compounds of organically grown blackberries during refrigerated storage

Shelf life and changes in phenolic compounds of organically grown blackberries during refrigerated storage, Postharvest Biology and Technology. Moo Jung Kima, Penelope Perkins-Veaziea, , Guoying Maa, Gina Fernandezb, a Plants for Human Health Institute, NC Research Campus, North Carolina State University, Kannapolis, NC 28081, United States b Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC 27695, United States Abstract […]

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Explicit modeling of microbial growth under nonisothermal conditions.

Explicit modeling of microbial growth under nonisothermal conditions. J Microbiol Methods. 2015 Mar 10, Zhu S1, Chen G2. Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies, North Carolina A&T State University, The North Carolina Research Campus, 500 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, NC 28081, USA. 2Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies, North Carolina A&T State University, The North Carolina Research Campus, 500 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, NC 28081, USA. […]

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Grafting Extends Field Storage Life of Seedless Watermelon

Grafting Extends Field Storage Life of Seedless Watermelon, Cucerbitaceae 2014 Proceedings, RichArd hAssell* Coastal REC, Clemson University, Charleston, SC 29414, USA, PeneloPe Perkins-veAZie, Plants for Human Health Institute, Department of Horticultural Sciences, North Carolina State University, Kannapolis, NC 28081, USA, lisA deAn, USDA-ARS, Market Quality and Handling Research, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA AbstrAct. Quality of watermelon fruit is a combination of firmness, […]

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Keep Summer Produce Healthy and Safe

Published in Cabarrus Magazine June 2014. Read the PDF: Williams Cab Mag June 2014 A recent study published in the journal Brain Research, found that the phytochemicals anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins are effective in protecting against the loss of nerve cell function in the brain brought on by Parkinson’s Disease. One of the lead scientists on the study […]

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Improving Produce Safety

Full of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients like flavonoids and carotenoids, fruits and vegetables are unarguably a nutritious and essential part of a healthy diet. Sometimes produce comes with unwanted pathogens that cause foodborne illnesses. There are steps everyone can take to minimize the effects of these pathogens from food selection choices to how you prepare […]

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Klebsiella Linked to Infant Melamine Deaths

The UNC Greensboro Center for Translational Biomedical Research and the David H. Murdock Research Institute in partnership with scientists from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China and the Imperial College of London, United Kingdom have shed light on why so many babies who drank melamine-tainted milk in 2008 did not die. The bacteria Klebsiella terrigena […]

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How to Recognize and Prevent Norovirus

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently announced that a new strain of norovirus, the GII4Sydney, is sweeping the United States. First reported in Australia in March 2012, the CDC reported that the strain caused 58 percent of norovirus infections in December 2012. Norovirus is a common foodborne pathogen with as many as 21 million […]

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