Industry Responds to Produce Bill
y groups are vocally questioning the need for the proposed Fruit and Vegetable Safety Act, sponsored by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa).
"Our main concern is about the tone of the language used to introduce the bill," wrote Bryan Silbermann, president of the Produce marketing Association, Newark, Del., in his letter to Harkin. "Frightening consumers away from fresh produce does a disservice to them. It is decreasing consumption that risks consum