California Passes Rigorous Food Safety Bills for Produce

Three food safety bills crafted by California State Sen. Dean Florez have passed the state Senate.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Three food safety bills crafted by California State Sen. Dean Florez have passed the state Senate. Senate Bills 200, 201 and 202, which would enact tougher oversight on California leafy greens growers, were drafted by Florez in response to last fall's E. coli outbreak in fresh spinach. The bills have been a controversial issue within the state's produce industry, however. Chelling, spokesman for Western Growers in Irvine, said the additional proposed oversight is unnecess

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