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Secretary Ross joins Salinas food safety tour

CDFA Secretary Karen Ross (left) joins California Congressman Jimmy Panetta (second from left), Frank Yiannas, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response (right), Tim York, California Leafy Greens Market Agreement (LGMA) CEO (second from right), and others in a Salinas field this morning to discuss collaborative efforts at the farmer, industry, state and federal levels to promote food safety during this year’s leafy greens harvest and beyond. LGMA organized the tour with industry members both in the field and in processing facilities, and partners who hosted roundtables included the Grower-Shipper Association of Central California and the Monterey County Farm Bureau.
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