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Goal of New US Produce Safety Rules: Prevent Illness Outbreaks

The U.S. government on Friday outlined new produce safety rules designed to help prevent large-scale, deadly outbreaks of foodborne illness like those linked to fresh spinach, cantaloupes, cucumbers and other foods over the last decade. Under the rules, the Food and Drug Administration soon will have new oversight of farms that grow Americans' food. That means making sure workers are trained to wash their hands, irrigation water is monitored for harmful bacteria and animals do not...

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