From left: Andy Bary, a Washington State University research scientist, FDA Deputy Commissioner Michael Taylor, and Nathaniel Lewis of the Washington state Department of Agriculture at the Stemilt Growers composting facility in Wenatchee, WA. Mike 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. 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 20, 2014
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