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Cut fuel costs by 30% and turn crops faster with the DELTA-TUBE LD rubber tube heating system.
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Resources
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Events
Visit with Delta-T at these industry events:

»PMA Fresh Summit
Oct. 14-17, Atlanta, GA

»Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market Expo
Dec. 6-8, Grand Rapids, MI

»Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS)
Jan. 11-13, 2012, Baltimore, MD

»Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association (OPGMA) Congress
Jan. 16-18, 2012, Sandusky, OH

»Mid-Atlantic Fruit & Vegetable Convention
Jan. 31 - Feb. 2, 2012, Hershey, PA

»World Ag Expo
Feb. 14-16, 2012, Tulare, CA

 

 

Next Steps For Food Safety
September is Food Safety Month. Learn the latest on the Food Safety Modernization Act and what you can expect for your operation in the coming months.

LettuceIt's been nine months since President Obama signed into law the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), a piece of legislation that will provide the government with more power to regulate America's food supply than ever before. Since that time, a number of milestones have been reached and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have made efforts to work with produce growers of all sizes to gauge the impact of the FSMA on your operations.

Representatives from FDA recently wrote in the agency's transparency blog about the past year's activities in which FDA and USDA technical experts, scientists and staff have traveled throughout the country participating in listening sessions, meeting with growers in 14 states, touring growing operations and getting feedback about the realities of implementing the FSMA. The FDA and USDA have even teamed with the industry to develop the Produce Safety Alliance, a project to develop a uniform educational curriculum and outreach strategy for farmers and regulators, alike. It includes established working committees to identify challenges in the areas of understanding and implementing Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) on farms.

Meanwhile, FDA is seeking out more open commentary on the burden of FSMA fees on small businesses. Comments are due by October 17.

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Food Safety Resources
The produce industry has a number of great resources to help you stay up to date on implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act and what you need to keep your operation in compliance.

LettuceSpecifically set up to provide information and transparency about the progress and implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act, this web site includes an active timeline of the measures taken so far, and includes a host of information on the next steps to come. Check in here often for more information.

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