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Spinach, Lettuce Producers to Police Selves

April 26th, 2011 | by Food & Water Watch

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) continued a disappointing series of decisions today with its announcement it would likely establish a national marketing agreement that allows the leafy greens industry to develop its own food safety criteria. Mere months after signaling its intention to deregulate genetically engineered crops and potentially reverse the ban on Chinese chicken imports, the USDA is now allowing the industry that brought us E. coli-tainted spinach to police itself. This agreement allows industry to create its own production standards and creates USDA audits to verify that they are followed

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