Assuring safe produce is key for industry

Smith, Ron
May 2011
Southwest Farm Press;5/19/2011, Vol. 38 Issue 13, p10
Trade Publication
The article discusses the issues on food safety and contamination tackled at the Texas Food Safety Conference in Austin, Texas in 2011. According to Linda Gaul, an epidemiologist at the Texas Department of Health Services, outbreaks on food contamination are identified through the use of "genetic fingerprinting." It mentions the factors impacting food safety and notes that they include defective operational procedure, raw materials, and sewage backups.


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