Industry Grapples With Safety Standards

IRVINE, Calif. Produce industry groups are running into snarls as they work to develop a more stringent set of safety standards for lettuce and leafy greens. What we don't want to do is have multiple different approaches to it, said Tim York, president of Salinas, Calif.-based Markon Cooperative, who led a group of retailers in the call to industry groups for uniform standards. The Food Marketing

IRVINE, Calif. — Produce industry groups are running into snarls as they work to develop a more stringent set of safety standards for lettuce and leafy greens.

“What we don't want to do is have multiple different approaches to it,” said Tim York, president of Salinas, Calif.-based Markon Cooperative, who led a group of retailers in the call to industry groups for uniform standards.

The Food Marketing Institute, National Restaurant Association and Food Safety Leadership

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