WASHINGTON — A year after the nationwide E. coli spinach outbreak that sickened more than 200 people and killed three, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, has introduced legislation to establish a national food safety framework for all fresh produce. “We need to restore the public's confidence in American fresh produce and the agency that regulates it,” said Harkin in his announcement of the bill. “My aim is to create, for the ...

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