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Food Safety in Puerto Rico

Crops and agroenvironmental sciences researchers at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez assessed food safety risks in the fruit, vegetable, and leafy greens of Puerto Rico’s agricultural system. They also developed science-based interventions to prevent and mitigate food safety threats, communicated food safety risk, and interventions to stakeholders through seminars and commodity meetings. Nearly 140 farmers received training during the first year and provided lettuce for school lunch programs.

NIFA funds this research through Hatch Act Funds.

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Farm Bill Priority Areas
Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health;
Agriculture economics and rural communities
U.S. States and Territories
Puerto Rico
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