Posts tagged NCDA&CS Food and Drug Protection Division

Mailbag: expired products and kudzu bugs

Every day, we receive emails through our website from people who have questions related to agriculture or services provided by our department. Answering emails is part of our efforts to provide the best customer service to North Carolina residents. The following questions were answered by Jim Melvin, assistant director of the Food and Drug Protection […]

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Today’s Topic: Mandatory federal budget cuts could affect N.C. agriculture

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Unless Congress and the White House reach a last-minute deal, automatic spending cuts for various federal agencies will take effect Friday, and the reductions could have an impact on agriculture in North Carolina. Commissioner Troxler tells Rhonda […]

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NCDA&CS starts new fiscal year with additional responsibilities

Starting today, the NCDA&CS has several new responsibilities and hundreds of new employees because of reshuffling within state government. The budget bill the General Assembly passed last month transferred two state agencies to NCDA&CS from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. They are the N.C. Forest Service and the Soil and Water Conservation Division. […]

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Eastern Fish Co. issues allergy alert for shrimp after testing by NCDA&CS finds presence of sulfites

Eastern Fish Co. of Teaneck, N.J., is recalling Bloom brand frozen raw extra jumbo shrimp because the product may contain undeclared sulfites. The recall applies to shrimp sold in 16-ounce packages and at full-service seafood cases in Bloom grocery stores. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of a […]

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Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS food lab achieves ISO accreditation

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Food and Drug Protection lab has achieved accreditation to the ISO 17025 Standard. The standard addresses factors relevant to the lab’s ability to produce precise, accurate, defensible test […]

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Raleigh company recalls sandwiches because of Listeria

Fisher-Rex Sandwich Co. of Raleigh is voluntarily recalling some of its pre-packaged sandwiches after tests by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services confirmed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in product samples. UPDATED with corrected product code information: The products subject to recall will be identified by a seven-digit product code that begins with […]

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