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Addressing Tomato Growers' Concerns

Project team members from the USDA-ARS and the University of Florida teamed up with Florida tomato growers and packers to address critical food safety data gaps identified by the industry. These findings were used by the industry to develop a revised “Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines for the Fresh Tomato Supply Chain,” which was published in September 2018. Adoption of these guidelines will help reduce microbiological hazards associated with fresh and fresh-cut tomatoes.


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