INDUSTRY SKETCHES PLAN TO GUARD PRODUCE AGAINST BACTERIA

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- A coalition of produce industry trade groups issued what it considers a blueprint for protecting fresh produce from microbiological contamination in the growing, harvesting and shipping stages of the distribution chain.Issued one day before the Clinton administration made a major announcement of its intention to regulate foreign-grown produce, the industry document was obviously

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- A coalition of produce industry trade groups issued what it considers a blueprint for protecting fresh produce from microbiological contamination in the growing, harvesting and shipping stages of the distribution chain.

Issued one day before the Clinton administration made a major announcement of its intention to regulate foreign-grown produce, the industry document was obviously intended at least in part to head off possible federal regulations.

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