Food contamination causes crackdown on lunch bags at border

| 12/14/2006

Some Canadian truckers say they've been fined, detained and even threatened with confiscation when they failed to declare what was in their lunch bag as they crossed the border into the U.S.

According to the Niagara Falls Review, the clampdown on things like apples and oranges is all part of a new U.S. initiative that's supposedly aimed at keeping tainted food from crossing the border.

Recently, the U.S. began assessing a fee against Canadian truckers to help pay for the agricultural inspections.