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'Fresh Produce Initiative' for Imports Proposed

'Fresh Produce Initiative' for Imports Proposed TO IMPROVE the safety of imported food, the US government is reaching out to the farm. Plans are being developed to inspect the production sites of fruits and vegetables that come to the United States from abroad as thoroughly as such suppliers are examined in this country. The effort is to ensure food safety at the production level, not just at the import point. If the administration's plans are realized, produce from a country with an inferior food safety system will be banned. This is a fundamental change from current efforts, in which suspect foods are seized at the port of entry. The move comes in the wake of repeated occurrences of foodborne illness from imports and at a time when importation of foods into the United States has been growing rapidly. One estimate is that it has doubled in the past decade. The list of outbreaks of disorders caused http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

'Fresh Produce Initiative' for Imports Proposed

JAMA , Volume 278 (18) – Nov 12, 1997

'Fresh Produce Initiative' for Imports Proposed

Abstract


TO IMPROVE the safety of imported food, the US government is reaching out to the farm. Plans are being developed to inspect the production sites of fruits and vegetables that come to the United States from abroad as thoroughly as such suppliers are examined in this country.
The effort is to ensure food safety at the production level, not just at the import point. If the administration's plans are realized, produce from a country with an inferior food safety system will...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1997 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1997.03550180029013
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Abstract

TO IMPROVE the safety of imported food, the US government is reaching out to the farm. Plans are being developed to inspect the production sites of fruits and vegetables that come to the United States from abroad as thoroughly as such suppliers are examined in this country. The effort is to ensure food safety at the production level, not just at the import point. If the administration's plans are realized, produce from a country with an inferior food safety system will be banned. This is a fundamental change from current efforts, in which suspect foods are seized at the port of entry. The move comes in the wake of repeated occurrences of foodborne illness from imports and at a time when importation of foods into the United States has been growing rapidly. One estimate is that it has doubled in the past decade. The list of outbreaks of disorders caused

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Nov 12, 1997

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