Day: August 8, 2016

US: ‘Ag Water’ app assists growers on food safety issues

University of Arizona News: The newly developed app, the result of a collaboration involving the UA, makes it easier to determine whether a water source is safe from a public health standpoint to use on produce. Ag Water, the first app of its kind, is now available for download and is expected to offer important benefits for growers.

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Day: August 8, 2016

US: Adoption of industrywide food safety protocols by fruit and vegetable growers

AgEcon Search: We examine theoretically and empirically the factors associated with commodity organizations’ voluntary adoption of stricter food safety guidelines. Our theoretical analysis finds that larger organizations are less likely to require members to invest in food safety procedures due to higher implementation costs.

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