LGMA Food Safety Audits Continue Through COVID-19 Crisis

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) is sharing information to inform retail and foodservice customers, as well as consumers, that activities in place to ensure the safety of leafy greens are fully operational during this rapidly changing COVID-19 situation.

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.

As Romaine Outbreak is Declared Over, California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement Steps Up Efforts to Improve Safety

“The industry is enforcing upon themselves even more stringent food safety requirements than were previously in place through the Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement,” said Scott Horsfall, CEO if the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA).

California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement Responds to Climb in Reported Illnesses Linked to Romaine Grown in Salinas

In the past few days, the leafy greens industry has been working closely with their customers to remove any romaine grown in the Salinas region from marketing channels. All harvest and shipping of romaine grown in Salinas has ceased and fields that remained to be harvested are being plowed under by growers.

LGMA: Farmers Devastated by Latest Romaine Outbreak

The announcement by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) of expanding illnesses in the E. Coli O157:H7 outbreak associated with romaine lettuce is being met with frustration and heartbreak by California lettuce farmers.