FRESH THREAT

Terrorism has redefined the term "food poisoning" in more ominous terms.The range of possibilities -- from introducing foot-and-mouth disease into a healthy herd of cattle, to applying cyanide on bulk produce -- has been talked about and worried over, but until the Sept. 11 attacks in New York and Washington, the idea of deliberate tampering with fresh foods was a topic most people, understandably,

Terrorism has redefined the term "food poisoning" in more ominous terms.

The range of possibilities -- from introducing foot-and-mouth disease into a healthy herd of cattle, to applying cyanide on bulk produce -- has been talked about and worried over, but until the Sept. 11 attacks in New York and Washington, the idea of deliberate tampering with fresh foods was a topic most people, understandably, were loathe to publicly address.

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