Leafy Greens

LGMA issues statement in response to FDA proposed traceability rule

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) issued the following statement Sept. 21 in response to the new FDA proposed traceability rule. "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today they are adding traceability requirements... more »

Arizona leafy greens’ group OK’s new water and field metrics

The Arizona Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (Arizona LGMA) Food Safety Committee announced approved new changes to the “Commodity Specific Food and Safety Guidelines for the Production and Harvest of Lettuce and Leafy Greens” as the... more »

Survey shows detailed traceability systems in place on leafy greens farms

A survey of member companies operating under the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement shows that producers are capable of quickly tracking product involved in an outbreak or recall. Under FSMA’s Produce Safety Rule, farms are... more »

Lef Farms works with front-line workers with food donations

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, New Hampshire-based lef Farms continues to do its part by providing hard-working front-line healthcare workers across New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey with more than $250,000 in baby... more »

10 things being done to ensure leafy greens safety this fall

In a year of unparalleled tragedies stemming from the pandemic to California wildfires, lettuce farmers in California and Arizona are taking action to prevent foodborne illness outbreaks. As we approach the fall transition when patterns... more »

Pairwise’s leafy greens move closer to market

Bitter,” “peppery,” perhaps even “fiery.” Take a bite of mustard greens that are available at your grocery store today and these might be the adjectives that come to mind. Scientists at Pairwise, a food tech company... more »

California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement updates food safety practices

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement Board voted last week to accept several updates to required food safety practices for the farming of leafy greens. “Over 50 recommended changes were unanimously approved by the Board... more »

FDA web seminar on July 30 addresses leafy greens E. coli plan

The Food and Drug Administration has scheduled a web seminar on the agency’s 2020 Leafy Greens STEC Action Plan. The document, released in March, focuses on Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC). According to the FDA, there... more »


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