FDA Deputy Commissioner Michael Taylor (left) and colleagues started a five-day tour of the Pacific Northwest on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013 -- visiting Idaho, Oregon and Washington -- to get a first-hand look at produce production and irrigation operations, and to discuss the proposed Produce Safety Rule with growers, food industry representatives and state officials.
Karen Killenger, an associate professor at Washington State University and the University of Idaho, speaks to growers, representatives of the food industry and others at a listening session to discuss proposed produce safety regulations. Seated on the panel are from left: MikeTaylor, Samir Assar, Erick Snellman and Travis Minor of FDA; Michael Morissey of Oregon State University; and Richard Dougherty of Washington State University.
For more about Mike's multi-region tour, read these FDA Voice blog posts:
â¢ Hearing the Concerns of Maine Growers Striving for Agricultural Diversity
â¢ On the Road with Mike Taylor: Touring the Pacific Northwest
â¢ On the Road with Mike Taylor, Day 2: Frank Talk in Farm Country
â¢ On the Road with Mike Taylor, Day 3: Families and Partnerships
â¢ On the Road with Mike Taylor, Day 4: Looking to the Future
FDA photo by Erica Pomeroy
April 17, 2014
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