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Mar 10, 2015

Why Everyone Should Care About Food Safety

Food safety poses a global health problem. But it also causes millions of illnesses in the U.S. every year -- costing the country more than $14 billion annually. 

Dec 15, 2014

If Eggnog Has Eggs in it, Why Is it Safe to Drink?

Eggnog is a holiday treat, but it contains — surprise! — eggs. So how come it’s okay for us to drink it? Here are a few questions and answers about eggnog and food safety. 

Dec 5, 2014

Fruitcake – Will it Last Forever?

The USDA says a fruitcake will last two to three months in the refrigerator without spoiling. But how long will it really last? We asked a scientist. 

Oct 24, 2014

Trick or Treat or Barf: Researchers Use Social Media to Raise Awareness of Norovirus Season

NC State researchers are trying to raise awareness of norovirus safety through a novel (and cute) social media campaign. 

Sep 23, 2014

Fast Facts About Cutting Boards and Food Safety in Your Kitchen

Anything that touches your food can be a source of contamination and foodborne illness – including cutting boards. Learn what you can do to limit the risk of foodborne illness. 

Sep 8, 2014

Helping Keep School Lunches Safe

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Ellen Thomas, a Ph.D candidate in NC State’s Department of Food Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences. This post also appears on the food safety blog barfblog.com. In 2006, […] 

Jun 6, 2014

What’s the Best Way to Wash Microbes off Your Produce?

Note: This post is part of an ongoing series in which we try to answer questions about the science behind food – from farm to fork. If you have a food-related question, please let me […] 

May 16, 2014

How Can I Wash All the Pesticides off My Food?

Note: This post is part of an ongoing series in which we try to answer questions about the science behind food – from farm to fork. If you have a food-related question, please let me […] 

Jul 17, 2012

Food-Safety Expert to Lead CALS

Meet Dr. Richard Linton, a nationally recognized food-safety expert who has been named dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

Aug 3, 2011

Nullifying Norovirus

Odds are your last case of food poisoning was caused by a norovirus. NC State will use a $25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to lead a national study of what makes noroviruses tick and how they make you sick.