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Produce Industry Lacks Safety Regulations

As the FBI and the FDA investigate two produce companies in Salinas, Calif., for evidence of lapses that could have caused last month's E. coli outbreak, one of the plants announces new internal standards for food safety.

But as John Sepulvado of member station KAZU reports, the produce industry has no enforceable food safety federal regulations.

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John's from Southern California. He attended Journalism School at Florida A&M in Tallahassee. John's reporting has earned four Edward R. Murrow awards for investigations, and he shared in a Peabody for CNN's Gulf Coast Oil-Spill Coverage. He has also won numerous other national and regional awards for his investigative and multimedia coverage.
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