FDA MULLS WAYS TO PREVENT E. COLI TAINTING

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- While it will likely remain a mystery how E. coli bacteria got into a batch of fresh apple juice in California this fall, killing one child and making several dozen other people ill, Food and Drug Administration officials here say they're convinced they can take steps to help prevent such contamination in the future.The juice case involving Odwalla, Half Moon Bay, Calif., has prompted

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- While it will likely remain a mystery how E. coli bacteria got into a batch of fresh apple juice in California this fall, killing one child and making several dozen other people ill, Food and Drug Administration officials here say they're convinced they can take steps to help prevent such contamination in the future.

The juice case involving Odwalla, Half Moon Bay, Calif., has prompted a wide-ranging debate over the safety of fresh juice, touching on such issues as

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