Just in the US, approximately one in six people get sick annually from eating contaminated food, according to the CDC. Many of these illnesses can be prevented, but with a global food supply chain that continues to become more complex, strong prevention plans become more and more challenging. Many parties are involved in getting a product from farm-to-plate and can include: growers and producers, processors, distributors, transporters, wholesalers, retailers, and consumers. Everyone in the food industry is responsible for food safety. Let’s explore how a typical produce item gets from farm-to-plate and look at some of the preventative measures that are taken at each step along the way.