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LGMA Members are Committed

California leafy greens farmers are committed to food safety. They work diligently every day in their fields and farms to implement the best-known food safety practices to protect consumers.

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Hank Giclas Leaves a Legacy of Food Safety and Industry Support as he Leaves Western Growers

Friday, May 8th will be Hank Giclas’ last day at Western Growers. Hank, WG’s Senior Vice President for Science and Technology, has been with Western Growers since 1990. But now he is retiring and moving to the great state of New Mexico.

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Dr. Oz Talks Salad Safety

The Dr. Oz Show recently aimed to address salad safety, a current concern for many consumers. Dr. Oz is a big advocate for the health benefits of including leafy greens and lettuce in your diet and wants to make sure that his viewers, more than one million U.S. households, understand how to make sure the lettuce they buy is safe and also what farmers are doing to make crops safer.






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Dr. Bob Honored with LGMA’s Golden Checkmark Award

As people and organizations throughout the produce industry say goodbye to Bob Whitaker, who announced he will be retiring at the end of the year, the LGMA would be remiss if we didn’t recognize his many years of dedicated service in our own way. And so, during a reception at this year’s Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit, we presented Bob with our highest honor – the LGMA’s Golden Checkmark Award.

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How to Require LGMA Certification From Your Lettuce Suppliers

LGMA members and their growers farm and harvest over 50 billion servings of lettuce and leafy greens every year in California and Arizona. Those servings make up nearly 95% of all lettuce produced in the U.S.

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New, more stringent food safety practices adopted to prevent outbreaks

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement Board met April 19 and voted to strengthen mandatory food safety practices required on farms.

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