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    Monday, October 15, 2007

    Washington seeks better screening of food imports or How the right wing have forced us to have beg Corporations for our safety

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    "With respect to the safety of imported food, no one is arguing that we need to do nothing," said Stuart M. Pape, a Washington lawyer who represents the major food industry trade group.

    "There was a consensus within the industry that something needed to be done," Pape said. "And if you consider a more prescriptive regulatory environment, or a system in which the industry takes on added responsibility, I think the latter struck (the industry) as more attractive."

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