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Canadian Food Inspection Agency Announces Preharvest Testing Option for Romaine Imports

Yesterday the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced it will accept either pre-harvest or finished product testing as part of its requirements for importing romaine lettuce into Canada between September 30 and December 31, 2021. The requirements apply to romaine lettuce grown in four California counties: Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, San Benito and Monterey.

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A Special Thank You to Scott Horsfall: California LGMA CEO from 2007- 2021

In 2007, as the founding Board members of the California LGMA finished the daunting task of establishing this unique food safety program, they began to consider who might run it. They didn’t have to look far before they found someone perfect for the job -- Scott Horsfall.

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Tim York Selected as New CEO of California LGMA

During the October 29, 2020 advisory board meeting, Tim York was named the new Chief Executive Officer of the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement. York will replace Scott Horsfall who is retiring in early 2021.

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10 Things Being Done to Make Leafy Greens Safer

In a year of unparalleled tragedies stemming from the pandemic to California wildfires, lettuce farmers in California and Arizona are taking action to prevent foodborne illness outbreaks.

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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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