CLINTON TO ASK FOR BIGGER FDA FOOD-SAFETY ROLE

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- President Clinton last week said he would ask Congress next year for federal authority to bar fruits and vegetables from countries that don't meet U.S. safety standards for bacteria and pesticides. hings as whether fields are irrigated with clean water and whether manure used as fertilizer is free of E. coli bacteria.Clinton said countries that refuse FDA inspectors would be banned

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- President Clinton last week said he would ask Congress next year for federal authority to bar fruits and vegetables from countries that don't meet U.S. safety standards for bacteria and pesticides.

hings as whether fields are irrigated with clean water and whether manure used as fertilizer is free of E. coli bacteria.

Clinton said countries that refuse FDA inspectors would be banned from selling their produce in the United States. The import proposal drew i

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