ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The government is at the drafting table working on "voluntary" guidelines for the produce industry's fight against microbial hazards, guidelines that many suspect could have the effect of regulation out in the real world. And that is why the United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association is there, too, as a consultant and watchdog trying to make sure the regulatory climate in Washington doesn't disrupt the produce business like El Nino has been hammering winter vegetables. ...

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