Growers Oppose Additional Regulations

In a move viewed as redundant and unnecessary by much of the produce industry, the California State Senate has passed three bills that would give the state recall authority for tainted produce, set safety standards for leafy-greens production and establish a traceback system for contaminated produce. State Sen. Dean Florez drafted the three-bill package shortly after last fall's

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In a move viewed as redundant and unnecessary by much of the produce industry, the California State Senate has passed three bills that would give the state recall authority for tainted produce, set safety standards for leafy-greens production and establish a traceback system for contaminated produce.

State Sen. Dean Florez drafted the three-bill package shortly after last fall's E. coli outbreak. However, many industry groups are opposed to the bills, which

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