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California LGMA issues 2021/2022 annual report

- General News
The California LGMA has issued its latest Annual Report which summarizes the activities of the organization and its membership from April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022.

Canada renews romaine requirements for Salinas Valley

- General News
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has released this season’s temporary import requirements for Salinas Valley lettuce. The requirements are the same as for the 2021 season, although the time frame has changed. 

LGMA: Videos explain the why behind food safety

- General News
Nearly ten years ago the California LGMA partnered with STOP Foodborne Illness to create a motivational training video for leafy greens producers. 

Arizona and California LGMA programs meet and exceed FDA’s proposed water rule

- General News
The LGMA Food Safety Programs in Arizona and California have conducted an initial review of FDA’s water rule proposal and have determined that the LGMA requirements appear to meet and exceed what is in the proposed new rule.

CFIA to allow preharvest testing option for romaine imports

- General News
Yesterday the Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced it will accept either pre-harvest or finished product testing as part of its requirements for importing romaine lettuce into Canada between September 30 and December 31, 2021.

LGMA hires new Compliance Officer

- General News
The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement has a new Compliance Officer.

LGMA hopeful Canada will accept testing mandate

- General News
California leafy green grower-shippers are optimistic that Canada will ease its restrictions on their product later this year.

California LGMA to mandate risk-based pre-harvest testing

- General News
The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement Board voted this week to mandate pre-harvest testing for leafy greens grown in fields where elevated risk factors are present.

CA LGMA endorses pre-harvest testing to reduce outbreaks

- General News
Last week the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement Board endorsed new Pre-Harvest Testing guidance in an effort to prevent foodborne illness outbreaks associated with leafy greens.

The LGMA: A Progress Report

- Analysis
At this point we might want to look at the success of the program since its inception in 2007. Its members include producers of 90 percent of the lettuce grown in the United States.