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Pressure Canning Workshop

“The crisp late afternoon air reminds you that this might be the last barbecue of the season. You gather …

Freezing for Freshness

Around this time every year when I visit my mom in Hickory, NC I leave with several bags full …

Canning Safely, for Your Safety

It’s almost summer time, which means canning season is almost here! Stands with fresh local strawberries, blueberries, and watermelons …

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Barfblog

barfblog.com is where Drs. Powell, Chapman, Hubbell and assorted food safety friends offer evidence-based opinions on current food safety …

Vomiting and Fecal Episodes

This Infosheet offers information on sanitation and clean-up guidelines after vomit or fecal episodes. In 2011, more than 80 …

Be Ready for Storms

This Food Safety Infosheet covers food safety in the wake of a disaster or emergency. Information on what refrigerated …

Recent Publications related to Food Safety & Processing

Starch iodine staining pattern used to determine apple maturity.

Maximizing Your SmartFresh℠ Investments

SmartFresh℠ (1-methylcyclopropene, MCP) is a relatively new tool for postharvest management of apples. In 2002, …

Figure 2. Fitting the top in place.

Cool and Ship: A Low-Cost, Portable Forced-Air Cooling Unit

This publication gives instruction for building and using an inexpensive postharvest cooling system. The cool …

Figure 1. The effects of temperature on the growth of Monolinia

Chlorination and Postharvest Disease Control

At present, chlorination is one of the few chemical options available to help manage postharvest …

Figure 1. Liquid icing single cartons of produce.

Crushed and Liquid Ice Cooling

This publication is intended to help growers, packers, and shippers of fresh produce make informed …

Figure 1. Typical conventional hydrocooler.

Hydrocooling

This publication is intended to help growers, packers, and shippers of fresh produce make informed …

Figure 1. Cooling time for various airflow rates.

Forced-Air Cooling

This publication covers the characteristics and benefits of forced-air cooling to cool fresh produce to …

Figure 1. Common produce packages.

Design of Room Cooling Facilities: Structural & Energy Requirements

Proper temperature control is essential to protecting the quality of fresh produce. By constructing and …

Figure 1. Room cooling.

Proper Postharvest Cooling and Handling Methods

This publication provides information on cooling basics, common produce cooling methods and other steps for …