U.S. food producers are working on consolidating a process that leads to repeated or redundant food-safety audits while providing a framework for reducing growers' environmental impact. "All of us were in there trying to come up with a template that would work for the entire supply side so we could avoid the plethora of audits, demands, mandates, suggestions that were coming forth," said Joel Nelsen, president of California Citrus Mutual.

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