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by Jack Sanders
on March 15, 2017 at 8:41 AM
I find the UC Food Blog on the water quality used on foods that are usually consumed raw confusing. Are such foods safe to consume or are they not? The Food Blog is almost always unequivocal in its recommendations.  
are these foods
by Chris M Brunner
on March 16, 2017 at 9:59 AM
Hello Jack,  
FSMA regulations aim to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it. The workshops serve to raise awareness of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule. There’s always potential for contamination through the pre and post-harvest continuum but the new standards reduce the possibility of contamination of food products from the farm to the consumer – including raw nuts. This is good news for the consumer.  
Feel free to come to a future workshop or e-mail the researchers directly.  
Chris Brunner
by Mercedes Lorenzo
on October 12, 2020 at 2:54 PM
I was hoping you could assist me with some questions that I have in regards to dairy waste water discharge/ application on crops for human consumption.  
Can dairy waste water be discharged on to almond or pistachio trees?  
I'm currently looking at this link :  
"Land Application Specifications 21"  
E. LAND APPLICATION SPECIFICATIONS 1. Wastes and land application areas shall be managed to prevent contamination of crops grown for human consumption. The term “crops grown for human consumption” refers only to crops that will not undergo subsequent processing which adequately removes potential microbial danger to consumers.  
I wanted to know the exact specifications in regards to almond or pistachio trees.  
I appreciate your help with this matter.
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