Community college education is evolving – along with the jobs it’s training students for

August 30, 2019 | Monterey County News

In September 2006, federal officials detected an outbreak of E. coli that was causing food poisoning in scores of people across the country. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration advised consumers to stop “eating fresh spinach or fresh spinach-containing products until further notice.”

By the end of the outbreak, three people had died and 205 had fallen sick. The economic damage was also substantial. The crop was worth close to $200 million a year. Shipments of spinach from California plummeted by nearly 50 percent in less than a month, according to The Packer, a newspaper covering the fresh produce industry.

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