Regulatory Affairs

USDA GAP Plus + Certification achieves GFSI Technical Equivalence

The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) announced yes

Task Force Focus: Making Leafy Greens Even Safer

Although the recent multi-state E. coli outbreak associated with romaine lettuce from the Yu

Leafy Greens Food Safety Task Force formed to prevent future outbreaks

Arizona and California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreemen

What to Expect Now that PSR Compliance is Required

“This is a marathon; not a sprint.” Those were the words of Samir Assar, Director o

FSMA PSR Grower Training Requirement

This Friday, January 26, 2018, the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule officially goes into effe

Progress on Produce Safety Rule Alignment

This is an important time in the world of produce food safety. On January 26, 2018, just a l

Produce Safety Rule News from FDA

When inspections will begin and changes to water requirements The last two days have brought some important d

LGMA Metrics Fully Align with FSMA Produce Safety Rule

We are very pleased to announce that both the California and Arizona Lea

California Ag Secretary Honored with Golden Checkmark Award

It’s not often that a group of farmers comes to the government asking

Working with FDA to build a Virtual Farm Tour

Last week The LGMA and one of our members, Braga Fresh Family Farms, had the unique opportun

Congressman Panetta views California farm food safety program

The California LGMA was thrilled to welcome newly elec

2017: An Important Year for the LGMA

On July 23, 2007... For the first time in history, U.S. government officials visited a California leafy green

5 Things You Should Know About the FSMA Produce Rule

The LGMA has worked closely with the FDA since the advent of the Food Sa

A Farewell to Congressman Sam Farr

Well Deserved Recognition It’s with a bit of sadness that we bid our friend Sam Farr a fond farewell as he

Thank You to FDA’s Mike Taylor

Yesterday came the news that Michael Taylor, FDA’s deputy commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine, wi

FDA’s Food Safety Priorities for 2017 and Beyond

Yesterday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a blog po

POLITCO Covers Challenges in FSMA Implementation for States

This fall the LGMA was interviewed by reporter Helena Bottemiller Evich

California Farms brought virtually to Washington DC

The LGMA has hosted several farm tours for officials from the FDA in r

First Take on FDA’s Final Produce Rule

Today the final Produce Rule, part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), has been issued by the U.S. Fo