Our Values

California LGMA brings farmers together to make lettuce and leafy greens safer. The LGMA verifies food safety practices, enforces through government audits and requires a commitment to continuous improvement.

At the LGMA we believe in:

  • Creating a culture of food safety among the leafy greens community and putting people’s health first in all we do.
  • Working collaboratively with leafy green handlers, growers, industry partners, and buyers.
  • Drawing upon sound science and subject matter expertise to execute informed decisions and evolve standards.


In our business you often hear of a culture of food safety, but what does that really mean? A culture of food safety exists when a company believes that providing safe nutritious food is critical to its success. This affects how the company’s employees think, behave, and work every day. Each employee knows that they play a role in providing safe food. Everyone understands they must follow food safety practices and employees address and correct all food safety concerns and problems. They believe it’s the right thing to do.

The Why Behind Food Safety

Empowered to Make Real Change

When employees understand why they are asked to do a task it empowers them to make real change, and in our business – it empowers them to make food safer and ensure that consumers have leafy greens that are healthy and safe. In 2013, the LGMA created a training video in partnership with Stop Foodborne Illness to share the stories of victims of foodborne illness and motivate workers to help prevent it from happening in the future.

Continually Advancing

In 2021 the LGMA and Stop Foodborne Illness once again partnered to create an update video on the people whose stories were featured originally. Here they share how the original video has impacted their lives and how they continue to work to advance food safety.

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