SAN DIEGO - The E. coli outbreak linked to fresh spinach exposed weaknesses in existing food safety standards and made it clear that major changes are in order, industry and public health experts said at the Produce Marketing Association's annual trade show here. The outbreak, which caused three deaths, about 200 illnesses, financial disaster for growers and suppliers and losses for the packaged salad industry, was the focus of a "town hall" meeting here that attracted more than 300 people. ...
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