NEW SEED SANITATION PROCESS SPROUTS GROWING CONCERNS

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A new, seed sanitizing process designed to remove microbial contaminants from alfalfa and other sprouts is under expedited evaluation by the Environmental Protection Agency, here, following growing concerns over the safety of such food products.The process, which is the result of several years of research by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Universities of Georgia and

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A new, seed sanitizing process designed to remove microbial contaminants from alfalfa and other sprouts is under expedited evaluation by the Environmental Protection Agency, here, following growing concerns over the safety of such food products.

The process, which is the result of several years of research by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Universities of Georgia and Massachusetts, comes after incidents involving the presence of salmonella and E. coli c

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