Good Fruit Grower

October 2015

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14 OCTOBER 2015 GOOD FRUIT GROWER O rchardists and packing house managers continue to find themselves chal- lenged in the turbulent arena of food safety. More research is needed on the intersection of tree fruits and dan- gerous human pathogens; new and costly water-testing requirements for orchards are on the horizon; enhanced employee food safety training will be required; and a new federal regulatory enforcement regime, one attended by the threatening dark cloud of possible criminal sanctions, is moving into place. Regulations implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act are now being finalized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Two such regulations were issued on September 10, two are scheduled for the end of October, and two more will emerge in 2016. They will have varying dates for full compliance. The means to enforce these FSMA regulations is still uncertain. FDA claims insufficient resources in terms of both budget and personnel. It wants more money from Congress. It would also like state departments of agriculture to be its "partners" in making sure the new law is followed in the produce field and packing Food safety issues challenge industry GOOD POINT Christian Schlect, president, Northwest Horticultural Council TJ MULLINAX/GOOD FRUIT GROWER Apples from the 2015 harvest are washed and sanitized at a packing facility in Washington State. 120 N. Naches Avenue | Yakima, WA 98901 | 509.853.3000 1420 Fifth Avenue | Suite 3000 | Seattle, WA 98101 | 206.626.6000 At Stokes Lawrence Velikanje Moore & Shore, we take the time to understand what's important to you. We have decades of experience working with agricultural clients and deep knowledge of the business and legal issues they face. Let's reach your goals together. Realizing Your Vision Estate/Succession Planning George Velikanje Garon Jones Ellen Jackson Business/Real Estate Morrie Shore Dustin Yeager Charissa Johnston Litigation/Employment Brendan Monahan Sarah Wixson Sean Russel Andre Penalver AVOID THE ORCHARD OF NO RETURN WITH SOIL FUMIGATION CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPLICATION: Northwest Washington: Tim Purcell 360-630-4285 Yakima Valley: Robert Rauert 509-728-2004 Columbia Basin: Jason Rainer 509-731-5424 Okanogon Valley: Adam Zediker 509-828-0691 Oregon: David Sbur 971-563-8848 Office 360-225-3588 Soil fumigation in replanted orchards produces earlier, bigger yields and higher profits—not just in the early years, but over the life of the orchard. Trident Agricultural Products can help you create that orchard. With 30+ years of experience, Trident is the Pacific Northwest's soil fumigation specialist. Trident offers custom application of Telone ® C-17, Telone C-35 and Pic-Clor 60. Applications can be made in tree fruit, hops, grapes, berries and nursery crops. ® Trademark of the Dow Chemical Company ("Dow") or an af�iliated company of Dow. Telone is a federally restricted use pesticide. Always read and follow label directions.

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