Wegmans Food Markets will require fresh-produce growers to pass a Good Agricultural Practices inspection beginning Monday. The grocer has offered smaller suppliers a reimbursement of $400 for the cost of verifying and completing the audit. "The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act has an exemption for small farms, but we believe that rigorous food-safety standards should apply to all farms we work with," said Bill Pool, food-safety manager for produce at Wegmans.

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