WASHINGTON -- Ready-to-eat fresh produce sold at retail, that's sliced, bagged, mixed or served in a salad bar, would be covered by national sanitary standards, as proposed in legislation recently introduced in the Senate. The Fruit and Vegetable Safety Act, introduced by Sen. Tom Harkin (D., Iowa), has the backing of consumer food safety groups but is being criticized by the produce industry as unnecessary and an overreaction to foodborne illness reports. Harkin's bill addresses ...
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