Beliefs and bacteria

NC food safety expert advocates rational eating decisions

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The worst day of Ben Chapmanā€™s career lasted almost 100 hours.

As director of the food safety extension and research program at North Carolina State University, Chapman was charged with overseeing the home food preservation competition at the State Fair. His job was to recruit volunteer judges who would sample the apple butters, pickled peppers, and chow chows, and decide which entries were worthy of blue ribbons.

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