Western Growers (WG) will be hosting a series of four listening sessions in May about potential changes to the Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA)-approved food safety metrics. These listening sessions will provide interested parties and signatories of either the California or Arizona LGMAs with an opportunity to comment on possible changes to the LGMA-recognized metrics and audit checklist.

WG has been working with iDecision Sciences on a project to release a fully-revised version of the LGMA-approved metrics. This effort goes beyond the current annual LGMA-approved metrics amendment process managed by WG. This initiative incorporates peer-reviewed research presented at the Center of Produce Safety Symposiums, as well as input from an independent expert review panel, the Harmonized Food Safety Standard and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Produce Safety Rule. As a result, a revised LGMA audit checklist could be in place later this year. 

Don’t miss this opportunity and join us for at least one of these listening sessions. The first 50 people to register and arrive will get a seat. These listening sessions are free to attend. Coffee and light snacks will be provided.

Listening sessions will be held at the following locations and dates:

May 4: Santa Maria at the Radisson Hotel Santa Maria. Register here.

May 5: Salinas at the Salinas City Rotunda. Register here.

May 23: Imperial at the Farm Credit Services Southwest. Register here.

May 24: Yuma at the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture. Register here.

All session will be from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

RSVP Today! For more information, please contact Sonia Salas at (949) 885-2251. 

WG Staff Contact

Stephanie Metzinger
Senior Manager, Communications

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