Tomato Safety Initiative Continues in 2008
March 31, 2008
On March 31, 2008, FDA, in cooperation with Florida's Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Florida's Department of Health, the University of Florida, and CDC, began visiting Florida based tomato farms and packing facilities to assess conditions and practices and to what degree they implement Good Agricultural Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices (GAPs/GMPs). This is a continuation of the Tomato Safety Initiative launched in the summer of 2007. Assessments of Florida farms and packing facilities were originally planned for the fall of 2007, but were rescheduled to better coincide with the peak production season.