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On Farm Food Safety for Produce Direct Marketers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that about 46 percent of all foodborne illness outbreaks originate with fresh produce. Purdue University, Indiana, adapted and delivered a targeted training program to fruit and vegetable producers and operators who sell directly to consumers and foodbanks. Participants have improved such food safety practices as manure application and management of wash water.

NIFA originally published this impact in the NIFA 2017 Annual Report. Want to read about more impacts like this? Check out Fresh from the Field, a weekly bulletin showcasing transformative impacts made by grantees funded by NIFA.

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Farm Bill Priority Areas
Food safety, nutrition, and health;
Agriculture economics and rural communities
U.S. States and Territories
Indiana
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