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    Industry can use outbreak reports to decide on food safety programs

    Opinion Editor’s note: This column was originally posted by Growing Produce. To subscribe, visit https://www.growingproduce.com/subscribe/ “What do you think was different this season?” While not the first question that needs to be asked when facing a product recall or being implicated in a foodborne illness outbreak, that question generally ranks in the top five. In my experience, invariably something, or several somethings, were different in a season when an incident hits. It isn’t always possible to pinpoint the specific root cause and the contributing or compounding factors. However, the effort of information and practices recall, document review, personnel interviews,  

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    Lawmakers raise concerns over reports of National Guard troops being served ‘raw, moldy food’ at Capitol

    “Recently, there have been several reports regarding the poor quality of food that is being provided to these service members,” the lawmakers wrote. “Michigan National Guard members stationed in our nation’s capital have repeatedly and personally brought these concerns directly to our offices and to the leadership of the National Guard. These reports include meals being provided that are badly undercooked, raw, moldy, and even filled with metal shavings.” The 14 Michigan House members who signed the letter blamed the poor food service on contractors hired to support the federal response to secure the Capitol and said some guardsmen  

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