Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-210) 46 pp

June 2019

U.S. Produce Growers' Decisionmaking Under Evolving Food Safety Standards

U.S. produce growers face increased demand for implementing more food safety practices, prompted by a series of high-profile foodborne illness outbreaks. A series of case studies with growers of five commodities in six regions reveal the industry's long history of voluntarily adopted food safety standards as well as requirements set by commercial buyers and government agencies.

Keywords: food safety, microbial contamination, produce, produce growers, Produce Rule, case study

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Last updated: Thursday, June 06, 2019

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