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All Hands On Deck: Efforts Underway to Prevent Future Outbreaks

As public health agencies last week called an end to the latest e. Coli outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce from Salinas, the leafy greens community, government regulators and the entire produce industry continue efforts on multiple fronts to prevent future outbreaks.

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As Romaine Outbreak is Declared Over, LGMA Steps Up Efforts to Improve Safety

The U.S. CDC and FDA have declared e. Coli outbreaks associated with romaine lettuce grown in the Salinas, CA region over and the agencies have lifted the consumer advisory. In a statement, the FDA said there is no longer a need for consumers to avoid romaine lettuce from Salinas. Since the consumer advisory was first issued on November 21, 2019 California leafy greens farmers have taken action to prevent future outbreaks.

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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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FDA Deputy Commissioner Reviews New Requirements for California Irrigation Water

Efforts by the leafy greens industry to strengthen mandatory food safety requirements for irrigation water were recently seen firsthand by U.S. Food and Drug Administration Deputy Commissioner of Food Policy & Response Frank Yiannas. As part of a visit to California’s Salinas Valley last week...

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CA LGMA Completes First Round of New Water Metrics Workshops

Over the last two weeks, the CA LGMA has held a series of in-person workshops and a webinar sharing information about its new water Metrics. This first series of workshops came to Salinas, Santa Maria, and Oxnard; future workshops will take the same information to the Imperial and Central Valleys of California.

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