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Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 30 Oct 2009 07:07:48 -0400
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Hi All,
Here is an alarming article that was just forwarded to me. In my opinion,
the scariest development so far.
Hank

This is posted on the Farmers Market Management Network, Inc. website

http://fmmn.org/2009/07/29/food-safety-at-ohio-farmers-markets/

which is "Working cooperatively to enhance Ohio farmers’ markets both
large and small to create unity, consistency, and sustainability through
collaboration and education."

    Earlier this week it was brought to our attention that a vendor in
Lake County [OHIO] was cited by the local board of health for selling
“washed” vegetables and greens. The local health department official
was enforcing a new interpretation of food safety rules that assumed
washing greens with water was “food processing” and a farmer who was
not a licensed “processor” washing them was making an “adulterated”
(unsafe) product. The following article was brought to our attention:
http://wholefoodusa.wordpress.com/2009/07/12/alert-ohio-farm-food-and-health-alert/

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