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LGMA Audit Data Released on New Water Requirements

Last year the LGMA approved significant changes to improve the safety of water used in farming leafy greens. These updates are now in place throughout the California leafy greens industry and represent a further strengthening of what were already the most stringent measures required of any produce commodity. These requirements also go well beyond what’s currently in place under federal Produce Safety Rule regulations.

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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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CA LGMA Updates Food Safety Practices

Over 50 recommended changes were unanimously approved to strengthen food safety requirements for the production of leafy greens in the areas of Farm Water Use and Field/Equipment Sanitation. These are in addition to several significant changes made by the LGMA less than a year ago.

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Join us at United Fresh LIVE! for an update on food safety practices

Join LGMA CEO Scott Horsfall and Technical Director Greg Komar to get a quick (30 minute) update on what changes have been made to the LGMA food safety practices in the last two years. Also hear about the ongoing process to review and make additional updates. There will be plenty of time for Q&A.

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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 and is in direct response to findings from a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report issued last week.

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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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