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.

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.