'Fresh Produce Initiative' for Imports Proposed
TO IMPROVE the safety of imported food, the US government is reaching out to the farm. Plans are being developed to inspect the production sites of fruits and vegetables that come to the United States from abroad as thoroughly as such suppliers are examined in this country.
The effort is to ensure food safety at the production level, not just at the import point. If the administration's plans are realized, produce from a country with an inferior food safety system will...