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.

California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement Launches New Website for Registered Dietitians and Influencers

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) has launched a new website dedicated to everything you need to know about lettuce and leafy greens. This new website at is an evidence-based resource created specifically for registered dietitians, influencers, professional food writers and consumers.

LGMA: Data Shows Lettuce Farmers are Complying with New Water Requirements

Last year the Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement approved significant changes to improve the safety of water used in farming leafy greens. These updates are now in place throughout the California leafy greens industry and represent a further strengthening of what were already the most stringent measures required of any produce commodity.