FDA chief reassures Oregon growers over FSMA concerns

Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, speaks with farmers about the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act during a Tuesday stop near Bend, Ore.

BEND, Ore. — Oregon fresh produce growers got some reassuring words from U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb during a stop Tuesday near Bend, Ore.

Implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act has loomed over the fresh produce industry since the law was signed by former President Barack Obama more than seven years ago.

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