NEWARK, Del. — The Produce Marketing Association and Western Growers announced they are partnering on a joint task force to develop food safety strategies.
The groups said they plan to first work with other organizations to identify food safety gaps and then work on creating best practices and promoting these best practices through industry education.
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“With Western Growers’ significant producer base and PMA’s supply chain-wide membership, it made abundant sense to formalize our long-time working relationship to work together on this critical topic,” said PMA President and Chief Executive Officer Bryan Silbermann in a statement. “Food safety must be a supply chain priority, so we are starting there — though we don’t expect it will end there.”
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