Salazar says the state can help farmers create a certified label backed by safety training, auditing and lab testing for pathogens.
Salazar tells the Denver Post the state does not have resources to fund a certification program and farmers might have to pay for it.
President Barack Obama has approved a new food safety law that boosts the number of inspections the FDA conducts annually. Currently, the agency may only visit a food facility every five or 10 years.
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