Arizona and California LGMA Programs Meet and Exceed FDA’s Proposed Water Rule

December 8, 2021 LGMA

On December 2, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the release of a proposed revision to Subpart E (Agricultural Water) of the Produce Safety Rule (PSR).   The LGMA Food Safety Programs in Arizona and California have conducted an initial review of FDA’s proposal and have determined that the LGMA requirements appear to meet and exceed what is in the proposed new rule.

LGMA Votes to Mandate Risk-Based Pre-Harvest Testing

July 13, 2021 LGMA

The Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) Board voted to mandate pre-harvest testing for leafy greens grown in fields where elevated risk factors are present. Specifically, the LGMA food safety program will now require members to assess each of their fields to determine if certain risks such as proximity to animal operations exist.

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.

Leafy Greens Marketing Agreements Respond to FDA’s Leafy Greens Action Plan

The leafy greens farming communities in California and Arizona welcome any action that helps prevent future foodborne illness outbreaks associated with our products. We value the support of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as detailed in its 2020 Leafy Greens Action Plan released today.