Food Safety: Focus on Produce

SINCE MANY OF THE RECENT food safety snafus have centered on fresh produce, those products are given particular scrutiny by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010. Under the law, the Food and Drug Administration has one year to propose science-based minimum standards for the safe production and harvesting of produce, with final regulations to be issued one year after the comment period closes.

SINCE MANY OF THE RECENT food safety snafus have centered on fresh produce, those products are given particular scrutiny by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010.

Under the law, the Food and Drug Administration has one year to propose science-based minimum standards for the safe production and harvesting of produce, with final regulations to be issued one year after the comment period closes. Final rules would apply later to small farms. The regulations would particularly appl

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