Friday, April 15, 2011

Two-Day Food Safety Course for Small Producers Interested in Marketing Rabbit Meat

Contact: Janna Spruill, regulatiry programs coordinator, Food and Drug Protection Division (919) 733-7366

RALEIGH -- A two-day course geared toward rabbit producers interested in selling rabbit meat will be held May 3 and 4 at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center in Mills River. The deadline to register for the course is April 27.

The NCSU Poultry Science Department and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services are hosting the event to provide the basics 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 as part of the course.

Cost for the workshop is $50 and includes lunch and printed materials. Registration information is available online at 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. Ron Fish. For more information, contact Janna Spruill at (919) 733-7366 or, or Doug Smith at (919) 513-7157 or

To view the event flier click here.

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