Make Our Food Safe

"Food safety concerns apply to local, organic items, too"

The Associated Press Picked up by News OK | Mary Clare Jalonick

"Shoppers nervous about foodborne illnesses may turn to foods produced at smaller farms or labeled 'local,' 'organic' or 'natural' in the hopes that such products are safer. But a small outbreak of salmonella in organic eggs from Minnesota shows that no food is immune to contamination.

While sales for food produced on smaller operations have exploded, partially fueled by a consumer backlash to food produced by larger companies, a new set of food safety challenges has emerged. And small farm operations have been exempted from safety laws over worries about too much government intervention and tight budgets..."

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