Leonard Williams

NC Research Campus seeks faster growth after slow start

October 12, 2014

By Ely Portillo, Charlotte Observer Read the original article KANNAPOLIS A billionaire pineapple company owner’s vision for the future of nutrition science rises next to Main Street in this former mill town, massive red brick buildings with soaring columns that contrast with surrounding one-story houses, shops and churches. Dole Foods owner David Murdock, whose diet […]

Bioavailability and Hypolipidemic Effects of Peanut Skin Polyphenols

September 03, 2014

Bioavailability and Hypolipidemic Effects of Peanut Skin Polyphenols J Med Food. 2014 Sep 3, Bansode RR1, Randolph P, Ahmedna M, Williams LL, Yu J.  Center for Excellence in Post Harvest Technologies, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University , North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, North Carolina, USA . Abstract Abstract Peanut skin is a rich source of polyphenols, such as proanthocyanidins. Peanut skin proanthocyanidins mainly consist of a subgroup […]


June 08, 2014

North Carolina A&T Hypoallergenic peanuts, peanut butter, and other peanut products are a step closer to grocery stores with the signing of an exclusive licensing agreement for the patented process that reduces allergens in peanuts by 98 percent. North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University signed the agreement with Xemerge, a Toronto-based firm that commercializes […]

NC Research Campus Boosting FSMA Compliance

July 14, 2013

Published in Food Protection Trends, July-August 2013 The NC Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, just north of Charlotte, possesses scientific expertise and instrumentation that can boost the ability of companies and organizations to comply with the more stringent requirements for safety plans and product testing under the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food […]

Leading the Charge for Food Safety as Part of a Healthy Diet

June 20, 2013

Published by Business Today, June 2013 Blueberries and brain health, chia seeds and their nutritional impact, broccoli and preventing eye disease — these are examples of some of the most recent findings from the NC Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis. The catch is that people can only enjoy the health benefits of fruits and vegetables if […]

How to Recognize and Prevent Norovirus

January 09, 2013

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (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. What is norovirus? Norovirus is a common foodborne pathogen that […]

Norovirus spreading rapidly in Mecklenburg Co. nursing homes

February 03, 2012

By Tina Terry MECKLENBURG CO., N.C. WSOC TV The Mecklenburg County Health Department released numbers Friday showing how rapidly the norovirus is spreading through nursing homes. So far this year, between 150 and 200 cases have been reported. About 30 of those are staff members at nursing homes. “This virus spreads pretty quickly from person to person,” said […]