D include two certiﬁed Master Food Preserv- tamination in the ﬁrst place,” she added.
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their plans and keep records to verify that
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aimed at preventing foodborne illnesses at
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uters reports. The new rules are a require-
program to enforce safety standards, which
should “dramatically” improve the effec-
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The new rule sets requirements for “all
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Appetizers law two years ago.
“These proposed regulations are a sign
A second rule proposes safety-standard
requirements for farms that produce and
of progress,” said Caroline Smith DeWaal, harvest fruits and vegetables.
food safety director at the Center for Sci- Farms would be required to meet national
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