Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a proposed rule to establish additional traceability recordkeeping requirements for certain foods. FDA also published a draft Food Traceability List (FTL), which describes the foods that would be subject to the proposed requirements. The proposed  FTL consist of several foods including leafy greens, cucumbers, herbs (fresh), melons, peppers, sprouts, tomatoes and fresh cut fruits and vegetables.

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The Center for Produce Safety (CPS) recently announced its annual call for preliminary research proposals and corresponding research priorities, which are focused on applied research.

In order to conduct applied research, scientists heavily rely on access to industry expertise, fields/facilities and samples; therefore, CPS is encouraging companies throughout the produce supply and value chain to learn about research collaboration. Trade and commodity organizations are also encouraged to participate.

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Earlier today, leaders in the leafy greens industry hosted a webinar to provide details on what the leafy greens community is doing to ensure the safety of leafy greens. The webinar is now on-demand and available for viewing here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/2696184340064126215

The webinar highlighted some of the things being done to make leafy greens safe, including the following:

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