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North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association

North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association is closely associated with the North Bramble Growers Association, but is a separate body. The association was originally incorporated as the North American Bramble Growers Association (NABGA) in 1985. It established its federal tax-exempt status (as an agricultural, or organization) in 1987. It changed to NARBA in January 2008, by vote of members at the association’s yearly convention. Members voted to make additional changes to the association’s purposes and bylaws at this time. NARBA’s Mission is: to promote the marketing and production of raspberries and blackberries in North America through education, research and communication; to provide a unified voice to represent the bramble industry; to promote blackberries and raspberries to the general public.

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Food safety is a technical discipline describing preparation, handling, and storage of food in ways that inhibit foodborne illness. Research activities and policies will help to cope with the three main challenges these globe is facing today: securing effective food production in face of a growing world food demand; ensuring sustainable management of natural resources and climate action; to contribute to a balanced territorial development The pathways within this line of thought are safety between market and the industry and then between the consumer and the market. Food can transmit disease from person to person and as serve as a growth medium for bacteria that causes food poisoning. There are numerous Food Safety Societies worldwide both national and international. However, “North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association” stands out to be one of the most renowned societies for Raspberry and blackberry growers worldwide. Food Safety and Food Safety Societies in different parts of the world are as follows:

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