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FDA provides new guidance to decrease pathogen growth in sprout seeds

1 month ago   |   By Food Safety News

The FDA has issued final guidance for those producing and using seeds for sprouting, partly because of a string of foodborne illness outbreaks stretching back more than two decades.
“Contamination can occur at any point in the supply chain, but the seeds themselves are the most likely source of contamination in many of these outbreaks,” according to the Food and Drug Administration.
The guidance gives companies recommended steps to prevent adulteration throughout the production chain. Contaminated seeds mean contaminated sprouts, which can cause serious illnesses.
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