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Prioritizing Food Safety & Security in Monterey County

A pillar of the strength and success of Monterey County agriculture is the ability to insure a safe, secure and reliable food production and distribution system. The agricultural industry in Monterey County is recognized for establishing the most innovative and stringent commodity-specific food safety programs in the nation.

Agricultural Industry Food Safety Programs

California Strawberry Commission’s Food Safety Program (Link)  

California Leafy Green Products Handler Marketing Agreement (Link)  

National Regulation and Consumer Protection

Food Safety Modernization Act (Link) is the gateway to food safety information provided by government agencies

Co-Managing for Food Safety and Ecological Health

Resources for Co-Management (Link

Safe and Sustainable: Co-Managing for Food Safety and Ecological Health in California’s Central Coast Region (Link PDF)

Food Safety & Security Resources and Links

Consumer Alerts and Information at  

United Fresh Produce Associations Food Safety Center (Link)  

Western Institute for Food Safety and Security, University of California Davis (Link)  

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