The National Food Processors Association (NFPA) has announced the availability of a new guidance document for the fresh-cut produce industry.  The document, titled "Field Cored Lettuce - Best Practices," is a compilation of food safety practices for harvesting and handling iceberg lettuce that is cored in the field. 

"Field Cored Lettuce - Best Practices" was developed in cooperation with the International Fresh-Cut Produce Association and United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association.

 For more information on this document, contact Michael Jantschke, Senior Scientist in NFPA's Center for Technical Assistance in Dublin, California, at (925) 551-4251, or via email at mjantschke@nfpa-food.org. 

The National Food Processors Association (NFPA) is the voice of the $460 billion food processing industry on scientific and public policy issues involving food safety, nutrition, technical and regulatory matters and consumer affairs.  NFPA's three scientific centers, its scientists and professional staff represent food industry interests on government and regulatory affairs and provide research, technical services, education, communications and crisis management support for the association's U.S. and international members.  NFPA members produce processed and packaged fruit, vegetable, and grain products, meat, poultry, and seafood products, snacks, drinks and juices, or provide supplies and services to food manufacturers.