Make Our Food Safe

"Valley growers under the gun for food safety"

The Fresno Bee | Robert Rodriguez

"As the nation pays more attention to food safety, small farmers are feeling the pressure.

Increasingly, Valley growers are being asked -- by retailers, buyers and consumers -- to verify that they are using safe food handling practices.

To small farmers like Raul Medina Jr., that means testing irrigation water for bacteria, staging a mock recall, and copying of dozens of records for his family's 8-acre Fresno County farm ... "

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