California LGMA Embarks on ‘Romaine Test & Learn’ Study

July 11, 2023 The California LGMA

The California LGMA (Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement) announced it has initiated a 2-year food safety study called ‘Romaine Test & Learn.’  Approved unanimously by the LGMA Advisory Board, the study involves collecting and analyzing LGMA members’ pathogen test data for romaine lettuce including both pre-harvest and post-harvest testing.

California LGMA Issues 2021/2022 Annual Report

August 10, 2022 California LGMA

The California LGMA has issued its latest Annual Report which summarizes the activities of the organization and its membership from April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022.  In the report, the LGMA provides its certified member list and audit and citation data.  Additionally, this year’s report provided a summary of changes to the organization’s food safety standards. 

Understanding the Why Behind Food Safety Motivates Food Producers

June 29, 2022 California LGMA

Nearly ten years ago the California LGMA partnered with STOP Foodborne Illness to create a motivational training video for leafy greens producers.  The video features the stories of two young women, Rylee Gustafson and Lauren Bush, who became seriously ill with E. coli after eating contaminated spinach in 2006.  The video also features farmer Dan Sutton who emphasizes to the women that he will share their stories to help make a difference.

California LGMA Starts 2022 Leafy Greens Season with New Leadership

April 8, 2022 California LGMA

On March 24, 2022 the California LGMA Advisory met for its last meeting of the fiscal year where the group elected a new slate of officers to help guide the organization in the 2022 growing season.

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.