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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2011

CONTACT: Janna Spruill, compliance and preparedness administrator
Food and Drug Protection Division
(919) 733-7366

NCSU, NCDA&CS to host two-day food safety course
for small producers interested in marketing rabbit meat

RALEIGH -- A two-day course for rabbit producers interested in selling rabbit meat will be held Aug. 9 and 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Burke County Agricultural Building in Morganton. The deadline to register for the course is Aug. 2.

The N.C. State University Poultry Science Department and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services are hosting the event to provide basic regulatory information for rabbit producers. Course topics include rabbit processing, the principles of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point, small-business management, good manufacturing practices and sanitation standard operating procedures.Attendees will also participate in practical exercises throughout the course.

Cost for the workshop is $60 and includes lunch and printed materials. Registration information is available online at www.ncagr.gov/markets/agribiz/. To register by mail, make checks payable to N.C. Ag Promotions and mail to NCDA&CS, 1020 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1020, Attn. Annette Dunlap. For more information, contact Janna Spruill at (919) 733-7366 or janna.spruill@ncagr.gov, or Doug Smith at (919) 513-7157 or doug_smith@ncsu.edu.

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