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Good Fruit Grower: Will increasing scrutiny of food safety practices in orchards push more growers away from using raw manure? It’s unclear at the moment, as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is conducting a risk assessment on raw manure before it settles on a preharvest interval that will best protect crops from contamination. This risk assessment replaces the initially proposed 9-month preharvest interval, said Faith Critzer, produce safety extension specialist at Washington State University. That proposal had received much criticism from farmers.

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