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Voluntary program protects Arizona’s leafy greens (access required)

The Arizona Department of Agriculture approved a voluntary program for shippers of leafy greens that will monitor food-safety standards and procedures.Assistant Director of Citrus Fruit and Vegetable Division, Jim Nowlin, approved the creation of the Arizona Leafy Green Products Shipper Marketing Agreement on Oct. 2. “Although Arizona’s unique climate makes our produce less vulnerable ...

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