Produce Safety Net Growing

DAVIS, Calif. The Produce Marketing Association this month established a new Center for Produce Safety at the University of California, Davis, with a $2 million donation matched by Taylor Farms of Salinas, and $500,000 in funding from the state of California. It's the latest in a series of major initiatives launched by the produce industry in recent weeks, as growers and handlers still smarting from

DAVIS, Calif. — The Produce Marketing Association this month established a new Center for Produce Safety at the University of California, Davis, with a $2 million donation matched by Taylor Farms of Salinas, and $500,000 in funding from the state of California. It's the latest in a series of major initiatives launched by the produce industry in recent weeks, as growers and handlers — still smarting from last year's E. coli outbreak — redouble their safety efforts in time for a new p

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