DIFFERENCES AIRED ON FOOD-SAFETY ISSUES

WASHINGTON -- Everyone may want safe apples, but while industry groups worry about upsetting the applecart that carries existing food-safety policy, consumer groups want a new cart altogether.At a meeting held by a National Academy of Sciences committee here, testimony from both sides put the issue in sharp relief. The NAS meeting was convened in response to a congressional request that the NAS consider

WASHINGTON -- Everyone may want safe apples, but while industry groups worry about upsetting the applecart that carries existing food-safety policy, consumer groups want a new cart altogether.

At a meeting held by a National Academy of Sciences committee here, testimony from both sides put the issue in sharp relief. The NAS meeting was convened in response to a congressional request that the NAS consider ways to improve food safety.

In testimony, industry groups pushed for mo

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