June 21, 2013
The stakes are very incredibly high for the U.S. produce industry and for consumers of fruits and vegetables. On one hand, food safety efforts are the cornerstone to produce a safe food supply for consumers while ensuring public confidence in the safety of their food supply. On the other hand, it is important to apply food safety practices only where truly needed in the food-to-fork process for fruits and vegetables.
About the Author(s)
Editor, Western Farm Press
Cary Blake, associate editor with Western Farm Press, has 32 years experience as an agricultural journalist. Blake covered Midwest agriculture for 25 years on a statewide farm radio network and through television stories that blanketed the nation.
Blake traveled West in 2003. Today he reports on production agriculture in California and Arizona.
Blake is a native Mississippian, graduate of Mississippi State University, and a former Christmas tree grower.
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