The Arizona and California leafy green sector continues to drive forward the highest standards for food safety in the United States. Western Growers, working closely with industry experts, academia and the Arizona and California Leafy Green Marketing Agreements (LGMAs), developed resources to assist with the implementation of the new LGMA-approved best practices for water use.

Sonia Salas

In response to the repeated U.S. Salmonella outbreaks traced to papayas imported from Mexico, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) distributed a letter yesterday noting that “the recurring nature of these outbreaks is a clear indication that more must be done within all sectors of the papaya industry to protect its customers and to meet its legal obligations.”

Hank Giclas

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