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NC State Extension


North Carolina’s fresh produce safety efforts are broad and diverse, positioning the state as a national leader in food safety education and outreach. This website represents the “N.C. Fresh Produce Safety program,” part of the Department of Horticultural Sciences at NCSU. This website is managed by Elena Rogers and Chip Simmons, Area Specialized Agents in Food Safety- Fresh Produce.

 N.C. Fresh Produce Safety Task Force
The N.C. Fresh Produce Safety Task Force minimizes food safety risks and enhances the economic competitiveness of North Carolina’s fresh produce industry.

The Task Force is a partnership that brings together members involved in education, public policy, the fresh produce industry and research. Partnering institutions and agencies include: