Guest editorial: Flaws in the proposed produce safety rules
publication date: Nov 1, 2013
We already have safe food. Even the large, centralized mega-farms and distribution centers in the desert west produce safe food. In 2006, over 50 billion servings of fresh-cut salad greens and spinach were sold in this country – but an E. coli 0157:H7 outbreak that fall killed five people, and spinach sales still haven’t recovered to a pre-2006 level.
Even at that, the Food Safety Modernization Act is not about keeping people safe.
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