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FDA Proposes New Food Safety Standards

Attached is an FDA press release and proposed rule summary to establish standards  for growing, harvesting, packing and holding produce on farms to mitigate food safety risks.

California Citrus Food Safety Documents:

The Food Safety GAP documents are the latest documents to describe recommended good agricultural practices for citrus growers.  There are two documents for growers to use and two documents for harvest contractors.  This is the latest available information for California citrus growers and it is likely the documents will be updated in the future to reflect pending regulations from the FDA.

In the mean time, these documents represent the best recommendations for growers and harvest contractors who want to initiate efforts to reduce food safety risks as part of citrus production and harvesting.  Please contact CCQC if you have any questions about the documents or their intended function.

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