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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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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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FDA Report provides Clues to Prevent Future Outbreaks

California leafy greens growers are pledging to incorporate findings from a report issued today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) into its ongoing process to strengthen required food safety practices on farms.

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Work Underway to Further Strengthen Food Safety Practices for Leafy Greens

California leafy greens farmers are hard at work every day implementing new more stringent standards food safety practices on their farms to protect consumers and prevent future outbreaks.

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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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