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November 1997 Issue

Tighter Reins Sought for Imported Produce

Standards for imported produce may finally be brought up to snuff, under a newly announced proposal EN heartily endorses. In response to rising food imports and several high-profile outbreaks of illness linked to them, President Clinton proposed legislation on October 2 to require all foreign produce to meet the same food safety standards as domestic produce. This would mirror existing regulations for imported meat and poultry. Currently, about 38% of the fruits and

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