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MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2011

CONTACT: Brian Long, director
NCDA&CS Public Affairs
(919) 707-3007

Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council to hold meeting July 21 in Raleigh

WHO/WHAT: The N.C. Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council will hold its quarterly meeting, which is open to the public.
WHEN: Thursday, July 21
1 to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Martin Building, inside Gate 9
State Fairgrounds
1025 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh
ADDITIONAL
INFO:

The main agenda item will be a discussion of the N.C. Egg Law, which governs the grading, labeling and sanitation of eggs sold in the state. Speakers will include an egg producer and representatives of the state Food and Drug Protection Division and N.C. Egg Association.

Other agenda items include a presentation by Tom Wall, associate director of the N.C. Rural Center, about the N.C. Capital Access Program, and updates from council subcommittees.

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler serves as chairman of the 27-member group, which includes farmers, educators, food industry executives, community activists and local-food advocates. For more information, go to www.ncagr.gov/localfood.

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NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division, Brian Long, Director
Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3005; FAX: (919) 733-5047

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