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eggnog in an NC State branded pint glass

Dec 23, 2016

How to Prepare Your Own Eggnog

Ever wonder how to make your own egg nog at home? NC State University's Dr. Ben Chapman has a few tips for how to safely prepare this holiday staple on your own. 

Image of turkey with stuffing

Dec 1, 2016

Cooking Stuffing This Holiday? Here’s a Simple Way to Help Ward Off Foodborne Illness

Extension specialist Ben Chapman offers food safety tips to help ensure that foodborne illness isn't on your holiday menu this season. 

Wolfpack fans at tailgating event

Nov 29, 2016

Food for Thought

Associate professors Ben Chapman and Dana Hanson dished up sliders -- and food safety tips -- during NC State's Ag Day. 

Researchers look at food plant

Jul 12, 2016

Food Safety — In Virtual Reality

NC State University food scientist Clint Stevenson is harnessing the power of virtual reality to keep contaminants off your dinner plate. 

Two hamburgers cooking on a grill

Jun 6, 2016

5 things you should know about grilling burgers

Grilling is a great opportunity to have fun with friends and family. But do it wrong, and you could get sick. Extension food safety expert Ben Chapman provides five tips for safe grilling. 

Nov 2, 2015

Scientists evaluate food safety practices to help support nonprofit food pantries

Researchers from NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill have done an in-depth analysis of food safety at nonprofit food pantries that distribute food directly to people in need. While the work has identified shortcomings at many such pantries, the goal was to identify how food safety experts can help these pantries best meet the needs of their clients. 

May 1, 2015

Study finds guidance improves food safety practices at school, community gardens

People managing and working in school and community gardens are often unfamiliar with food safety practices that reduce the risk of foodborne illness. Now researchers have developed guidelines that address how to limit risk in these gardens – and a pilot study shows that the guidelines make a difference. 

Mar 13, 2015

Focus: food safety

Food-borne illnesses pose a global health problem, claiming 2 million lives each year. This year's World Health Day, April 7, focuses on food safety, so NC State University's Abstract is taking an in-depth look at the topic through a series that highlights university work that's making a difference. 

Jan 9, 2015

Food safety course helps managers ensure quality

A certificate program for food safety managers, developed NC State's DELTA distance learning group, helps develop employees trained to ensure the safety and quality of the food we eat. 

May 22, 2014

N.C. State scientists create food ingredient to combat peanut allergies

A team of scientists from the Plants for Human Health Institute has developed a food ingredient from peanut flour and cranberry extracts, among other plants, that has the potential to lessen the life-threatening allergic reactions brought on by peanut consumption.