August 2016 | NC State Students Win National Product Development Competition
Currey Nobles and Travis Tennent recently placed first and second in the University Division of the 2016 American Association of Meat Processors, American Cured Meat Championship, held July 21-13 in Omaha, NE. Read the full article.
June 2016 | The Bright Leaf Hot Dog Turns 75
On June 24, 1941 John A Jones Sr. and several local businessmen formed Carolina Packers Incorporated. From the very beginning Carolina Packers created a much needed livestock market for Smithfield area farmers, many of whom became charter stockholders in the company. The company was not only an asset to area farmers, but to the overall economy; it was the first plant of its kind in all of NC and provided much needed jobs for Johnston County residents.
Read the full article here: The Bright Leaf Hot Dog Turns 75
June 2016 | Big news for food entrepreneurs seeking variances for cured meats!
NCSU’s Dr. Dana Hanson announces a new charcuterie school. The school will offer a four-session class held on Mondays that would cover the regulations and the science behind making sausages and cured meats. The school would also include hands-on lessons. Read the full article here: http://www.newsobserver.com/living/food-drink/article82088262.html
2016 BBQ Camp
Date posted: June 7, 2016
Dr. Dana Hanson (center) shares a special high quaility brand of Paprika with campers during BBQ Camp at NC State.
Hosted by NC State University’s Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences and the North Carolina Meat Processor’s Association, the two-day seminar was the first public offering of a university-level, science-based class in the Southeast. To prepare for the event, the two groups conducted a test camp in 2015 and several shorter sessions for North Carolina 4-H members.
Limited to 25 participants, tickets sold out almost immediately. “I was going to plug it in an interview on Friday but found out it was sold out on Thursday,” said WUNC-TV host and noted author Bob Garner. “A small mention in Wednesday’s Raleigh News & Observer beat me to the punch!”
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