WASHINGTON -- Members of the United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association put Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) on the hot seat here recently at the group's annual public-policy conference. Harkin, the sponsor of the Fruit and Vegetable Safety Act, which is opposed by UFFVA members, was showered with questions and complaints about the legislation, which he said would ensure a safe food supply. "We have too many incidents of foodborne illness," Harkin told the UFFVA breakfast gathering. "The cost to ...

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