Safety of Food Imports: From the Farm to the Table -- A Case Study of Tainted Imported Fruit: Hearing Before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifth Congress, Second Session, Part II, July 9, 1998   [open pdf - 10MB]

S. Hrg. 105-516: This is the second in a series of hearings on the safety of imported food. The escalation in the number of foodborne illnesses at a time when food imports are soaring prompted the Subcommittee to focus its investigation on the safety of imported fruit and vegetables. The Subcommittee's inquiry will focus on the following critical questions: How is fresh fruit produced and then imported into the United States? What are the ways in which produce can become contaminated? And how do the CDC and other public health agencies investigate outbreaks of foodborne illnesses to determine the source of contamination? Statements, letters, and material submitted for the record include those of the following: Susan M. Collins, Carl Levin, Thad Cochran, and Joseph I. Lieberman, Stephanie A. Smith, Jeffrey A. Foran, and Stephen M. Ostroff.

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S. Hrg. 105-516, Pt. 2; Senate Hearing 105-516, Pt. 2
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