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Canada to accept tested leafy greens from Salinas Valley

On Sept. 14, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced it will accept either pre-harvest or finished product testing as part of its requir... continue reading »

FDA updates Salinas Valley lettuce testing procedure

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has updated its lettuce sampling protocols for the Salinas Valley. The FDA has been in the process of coll... continue reading »

California LGMA announces new compliance officer

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) has a new compliance officer. Alyssa Licata has been hired to replace Jonathan Field, who is... continue reading »

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LGMA: What’s behind the preharvest testing of leafy greens

As a candidate to become the new CEO of the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement, I was clear in interviews with board members that I was only ... continue reading »

LGMA to mandate pre-harvest testing of leafy greens

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) board voted July 8 to mandate pre-harvest testing for leafy greens grown in fields where elevat... continue reading »

Leafy greens: Positive pathogen test isn’t without positives

Last month the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a report on findings of a sampling assignment that tested raw agricultural commodity romaine l... continue reading »

FDA to partner with California state, university orgs on leafy greens food safety study

On Nov. 19, 2020 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the launch of a longitudinal study in partnership with the California Departme... continue reading »

Arizona leafy greens org adds Watson as compliance officer

The Arizona Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (Arizona LGMA) has added Kevin Watson as its new LGMA compliance officer. In this role he will help to im... continue reading »

Tim York named new CEO of California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA)

Tim York has been named the new chief executive officer of the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA). According to an LGMA news releas... continue reading »

California leafy greens org responds to Canadian restrictions

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency recently opted to require significant pathogen testing and food safety documentation of leafy greens grown in Sali... continue reading »