Food fraud is focus of N.C. Food Safety and Defense Task Force Annual Conference in May
Food fraud, or the intentional misrepresentation of food and food ingredients for economic gain, is the focus of the sixth North Carolina Food Safety and Defense Task Force Annual Conference, May 11 and 12 at the N.C. Biotechnology Center in Durham.
The Federation of American Scientists estimates the global cost of food fraud at $10 billion to $15 billion a year.
Strawberry season is here
Strawberry growers in eastern counties are already picking berries, and growers in the Piedmont and western regions of the state should have berries on the market by late April and early May, respectively. Visit NCFarmFresh.com to find strawberry farms near you.