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6/1/20

LGMA Forms Adjacent Lands Subcommittee to Make Romaine Safer

A special new subcommittee has been appointed by the California LGMA to focus on how land adjacent to leafy greens farms may be contributing to foodborne illness outbreaks associated with romaine lettuce. This action is part of a comprehensive review of all existing food safety practices required under the LGMA program.

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6/1/20

Coronavirus Resources

As the U.S. steps up efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, the California LGMA is sharing some important facts about lettuce and the practices in place on farms in the area of human hygiene. This page will be updated when new resources are available.

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5/21/20

Leafy Greens Farmers Use Clues from FDA Report to Prevent Future Outbreaks

California leafy greens growers pledge to incorporate findings from the report issued today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) into the ongoing process to strengthen required food safety practices on farms that will prevent future outbreaks. In its report of three outbreaks occurring in the Fall of 2019, FDA considers adjacent or nearby land used for cattle grazing as the most likely contributing factor.

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For more information contact:

April Ward
Communications Director
California LGMA

916-947-0751 april@lgma.ca.gov
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