By Doug Ohlemeier, The Packer


(March 11, 12:01 p.m.) PLANT CITY, Fla. — Growers of all Florida fruit and vegetables watched as tomato grower-shippers saw their markets slaughtered by the summer Salmonella Saintpaul spectacle.

The state’s grower-shippers said they think every grower has a responsibility to minimize the risk of microbials as well as pesticides and other harmful things that could be found on produce.

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