NC State Extension Publications


Recent outbreaks of food-borne illnesses have increased public awareness of food contamination. Although these outbreaks have been linked to other products, take steps to avoid contamination of your crop. Contaminated produce can lead to significant financial loss.

Growers of all sizes should abide by Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs). By implementing GAPs, growers minimize food safety hazards. More information on GAP practices and how to become certified can be found at the NC Cooperative Extension Service’s Good Agricultural Practices web page.

For information specific to caneberries, refer to the NC Cooperative Extension Service’s Good Agricultural Practices for the Production of Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, and Blueberry factsheet.


Extension Specialist (Small Fruits)
Horticultural Science
University of Arkansas
University of Tennessee

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Publication date: Nov. 2, 2015

North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T State University commit themselves to positive action to secure equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status or disability. In addition, the two Universities welcome all persons without regard to sexual orientation.