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U.S. potato industry rolls out food-safety guidelines


November 19, 2013
By Produce News

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November 19, 2013 – The National Potato Council unveiled a new commodity-specific food-safety guide that NPC president John Keeling says will help maintain the commodity’s safety record for those growers who follow the new template.

Since 2011, the potato industry has been developing commodity-specific food-safety guidelines for potatoes. Before beginning work on the food-safety guidelines, the potato industry commissioned a microbial and chemical risk assessment that characterized the human health risk from consuming contaminated potatoes, and found risks to human health were low. READ MORE

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