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5 people died from eating lettuce, but Trump’s FDA still won’t make farms test water for bacteria

A worker harvests romaine lettuce in Salinas, Calif., in August 2007. After an E. coli outbreak on spinach killed three people in 2006, California and Arizona growers of leafy greens voluntarily agreed to test their irrigation water and take other safety steps.

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