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An efficient system of tracing and recalling fresh produce that may be contaminated is a long way off.That's the upshot of a recent study that simulated recalls of fresh produce in the distribution system. The test, overseen by the Produce Marketing Association and the Canadian Produce Marketing Association, concluded that although the mock recalls succeeded, there are far too many weak links to support

An efficient system of tracing and recalling fresh produce that may be contaminated is a long way off.

That's the upshot of a recent study that simulated recalls of fresh produce in the distribution system. The test, overseen by the Produce Marketing Association and the Canadian Produce Marketing Association, concluded that although the mock recalls succeeded, there are far too many weak links to support the kind of strong, system-wide traceability chain that will be needed.

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