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Project

Produce Safety Project

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Archived

Produce Safety Project

Project Focus:

Pew worked with Georgetown University on the Produce Safety Project from 2008 to 2010. The Produce Saftey Project addressed a variety of threats to the nation’s food supply. These included preventing contamination of domestically produced fruits and vegetables, ensuring the safety of imported foods and improving the surveillance systems that alert consumers to food-borne illness outbreaks.

The Produce Safety Project at Georgetown University sought the establishment by the Food and Drug Administration of mandatory and enforceable safety standards for domestic and imported fresh produce, from farm to fork. Our families need to have confidence that federal food-safety regulation is based on prevention, scientifically sound risk assessment and management, and coordinated, integrated data collection.

New Analysis of Major U.S. Trade Partners Shows Produce-Safety Regulatory Progress

New Analysis of Major U.S. Trade Partners Shows Produce-Safety Regulatory Progress Press Release

A number of major countries exporting fresh vegetables and fruit into the United States have modernized food-safety laws and regulations over the past two decades.

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Produce tied to a third of major outbreaks in 2011

Produce tied to a third of major outbreaks in 2011 In the News

There were 16 significant or unusual multistate outbreaks of foodborne illnesses in the U.S. in 2011, with five of them involving fresh produce.

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