In response to heightened concern about the safety of fresh fruits and vegetables following recent outbreaks of food-related illness, the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) is releasing a commentary on the subject. The article briefly describes steps the fresh-produce processing industry is taking to decrease microbial contamination on products, and lists actions consumers can take to enhance the safety of fresh produce they eat at home.
QTA2003-1, 2 pp., December 2003. AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY.
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