Canadian Food Inspection Agency Announces Preharvest Testing Option for Romaine Imports

September 16, 2021 California LGMA

“We are pleased with CFIA’s announcement because we strongly believe the preharvest testing option provides several benefits over finished product testing,” said Tim York, CEO of the LGMA.

California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement Hires Alyssa Licata as New Compliance Officer

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) has a new Compliance Officer. Alyssa Licata has been hired to replace Jonathan Field, who is retiring this month after serving in this important role since the LGMA was established in 2007.

California LGMA Endorses Pre-Harvest Testing to Reduce Outbreaks

Last week the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) Board endorsed new Pre-Harvest Testing guidance in an effort to prevent foodborne illness outbreaks associated with leafy greens. The guidance calls for pre-harvest testing of leafy greens products when risk assessments deem it necessary, specifically when grown in proximity to animals.

California LGMA Welcomes New Board Members and Bids Farewell to former CEO Scott Horsfall

Several new members have been added to the Board of the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA). The LGMA Board met last week to welcome new members, elect officers and bid farewell to its former CEO Scott Horsfall who retired in February after 13 years of leadership with the organization.

Statement in Response to FDA Final Investigation of 2020 Leafy Greens Related Outbreak

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) has been following closely the findings of FDA’s investigation into an outbreak on October 28, 2020 that was potentially associated with our products.