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LGMA groups launch online food safety training platform

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Thursday, May 2, 2024 Yuma, Arizona & Salinas, California – Three food safety organizations have collaborated on a training tool to help all their members in the produce industry.

The shared on-line training platform is a learning management system that provides free training on the following topics:

• Arizona LGMA Metrics 101 (English). This interactive, online training helps employees learn about the Arizona LGMA food safety requirements through 16 modules.
• California LGMA Pre-Harvest Testing (English). This course provides an overview of risk-based, pre-harvest testing through six modules.
• Yuma Safe Produce Council Supervisor Training (English & Spanish). The Food Safety Top Ten for Leafy Greens Supervisors course helps employees meet annual requirements of food safety best practices and features the supervisory role in implementing and reinforcing food safety practices.

All the training courses are online and free for anyone in the fresh produce industry to take. The courses can be done at your own pace, users can plan for about two to three hours for each course. After successful completion an individual will be issued a certificate of completion.

In the future, new trainings will be added to the platform. One that is currently under development will train the user how to conduct pre-season, pre-harvest and daily harvest assessments. To access, register and view all the available training courses here:

The platform, called Doctum, and all courses on the new online food safety training program were designed by Food Safety CTS.

About LGMA: LGMA members produce over 90% of the Nation’s lettuce and leafy greens – adding up to over 50 billion servings a year. To provide consumers with safe leafy greens, the LGMA verifies food safety practices, enforces through government audits and requires a commitment to continuous improvement. Learn more at

About Yuma Safe Produce Council: The Yuma Safe Produce Council (YSPC) was founded by food safety representatives from the agriculture industry. The mission of the Yuma Safe Produce Council is to enhance food safety education in our community and among members by networking, increasing public awareness through media outlets, and maintaining a high understanding of current and ongoing research. Protecting the public’s health by providing safe, quality produce is our greatest importance. Learn more at

April Ward
Phone: 916-947-0751