With 32 percent of the country’s fresh vegetables and 55 percent of its fresh fruit imported from other countries, the Food and Drug Administration is launching renewed efforts to make sure that produce is safe for consumption.

In a new initiative announced this week, Activities to Enhance the Safety of

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Consumers buying pricey organic produce would likely be upset if they knew the imported fruits and vegetables they pay premium prices for are sometimes doused with chemicals when they reach the United States.

A new report by USDA’s Inspector General looks at the National Organic Program’s international “arrangements and agreements”
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Editor’s note:  (To read FDA and CDC outbreak updates in Spanish, click on these links:)
Para leer las actualizaciones de brotes de FDA y CDC en español, haga clic en estos enlaces:
FDA https://www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbreaksEmergencies/Outbreaks/ucm568393.htm
CDC https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/kiambu-07-17/es/index.html

The deadly Salmonella outbreak that has been traced to maradol papayas from Mexico is
Continue Reading Papaya-related Salmonella victim count triples in 3 weeks