MIAMI -- With a substantial number of food-borne illness occurrences in the United States now being blamed on produce, the industry must strengthen the weak links in its supply chain, said quality assurance specialists at the Foodservice Produce Seminar here. C. Dee Clingman, vice president of quality assurance at Darden Restaurants, Orlando, Fla., one of a panel of experts from the food-service business, said more than 20% of illness outbreaks are being linked to produce. "Produce has ...

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