Spinach/E.Coli update

So the cause of the E.Coli outbreak in September was…wild pigs?

For an area of farmland that has been suspected in no less than twenty outbreaks of the disease over the past ten years or so, it is highly improbable for rampant, wild pigs to be the root cause. Think of the statistical likelihood of a pig being exposed to the disease from a local cattle farm, and then trotting to a nearby spinach farm to lay waste (no pun) to the produce field. Now factor the probablity that this happened, not once, but twenty times.

Sorry…It doesn’t strike me as credible.

Meanwhile, in a move that anyone with a smattering of public relations knowledge could have predicted – Growers respond to E. coli outbreak with mandatory guidelines.

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