Senator at Odds With Growers Over Produce Safety Rules

LOS ANGELES -- California farmers and State Sen. Dean Florez are at odds over proposed safety regulations for lettuce, spinach and other crops.

LOS ANGELES -- California farmers and State Sen. Dean Florez are at odds over proposed safety regulations for lettuce, spinach and other crops. In response to last year's E. coli outbreak linked to spinach, Florez plans to introduce a bill Feb. 1 that calls for a system to track produce from fields to store shelves and would force growers to further protect crops from contaminated water and stray animals that can spread bacteria, according to published reports. Growers think

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