FEDERAL SURVEY SHOWS IT'S SAFE TO EAT PRODUCE

WASHINGTON -- Results of a new government produce-safety survey can help retailers and other fresh-produce purveyors ease consumer concern regarding the potential for fruits and vegetables to cause foodborne illness, an industry observer told SN.The Food and Drug Administration released the results of a long-awaited study that involved taking more than 1,000 samples of eight common, domestic produce

WASHINGTON -- Results of a new government produce-safety survey can help retailers and other fresh-produce purveyors ease consumer concern regarding the potential for fruits and vegetables to cause foodborne illness, an industry observer told SN.

The Food and Drug Administration released the results of a long-awaited study that involved taking more than 1,000 samples of eight common, domestic produce items over a period of 20 months. Of the samples taken, only a dozen tested positive

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