The LGMA and its members are required to produce safe green leaves. We are aware of the tragic effects that a food disease can have on consumers, our customers and our entire industry. We are all passionate about creating the safest Greens possible. The LGMA will make changes if necessary to strengthen the food safety requirements for the leafy green. The government and manufacturing in general saw LGMA as a way to improve the safety of leaf green. The Green Group, supported by Western Growers, is working with industry, ranchers and members of the university community to create new, stricter requirements for agricultural water use. And in fact, the actions taken by LGMA`s board of directors have really changed the way 99 percent of greens are raised in California. Community Guidelines This site is an extension of CA LGMA and green agriculture dedicated to growing safe food. We welcome everyone, who wants to learn and share about green food security, and we want it to be an open dialogue, but we will remove messages that: – inaccurate, misleading or inappropriate statements about us, our products and our employees – offensive, defamatory, offensive and hateful language – illegal information… – Trolling or deliberately disruptive discussions – Solicitation/Spam – Malicious content LGMA members produce about 90% of the green leaves. The LGMA will begin immediately to ensure that everyone in the green community understands how to meet the new requirements.
The updated LGMA Food Safety Practices document is available here on our website. More information on specific changes to LGMA`s food safety practices will be provided in the coming weeks and workshop and webinar meetings for green industry members and purchasing trade will be planned in the coming weeks. This means that each leaf green box marketed by a certified LGMA member will soon be manufactured under new, stricter requirements to reduce the risk of water used in growing green leaves. Updates contain specific guidelines, such as. B the non-use of untreated surface water for irrigation of leafy green before harvest. In 2007, following a tragic epidemic of e. with more than 200 people sick, California farmers have made an unprecedented commitment to protecting public health through the creation of the California Leafy Green Products Handler Marketing Agreement (LGMA). The objective of the programme is to ensure the safety of green leaves and confidence in our food security programmes. Created by California farmers after a 2007 outbreak. Coli, the LGMA aims to guarantee leaf green and confidence in U.S. food security programs.
A sister program in Arizona is almost identical. LGMA members are companies that ship and sell lettuce, spinach and other green products in California. The California LGMA has a sister program in Arizona that is almost identical. In collaboration with hundreds of farmers in California and Arizona, LGMA members produce about 90% of the Greens grown in the United States, representing more than 50 billion green leaves per year. In the green industry, water is becoming a priority for disease prevention. «We have 12 years of water testing, and we`re pretty confident that there`s water in the deep wells along the central coast, but down south there`s another ball game – it`s open surface water,» Villaneva said. The California Leafy Green Products Handler Marketing Agreement (LGMA) was created to protect public health by reducing potential sources of contamination in green leaves grown in California.