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.

Stephanie Thara

The California Department of Industrial Relations released a Frequently Asked Questions guidance document to address specific questions relating to SB 3, the new minimum wage law that takes effect on January 1, 2017.

The FAQs include information about what minimum wage rate applies to your workplace (as it relates to the number of employees), the schedule for the new state minimum wage increases and more. The FAQ guidance can be found here.

Stephanie Thara

Nine U.S. export shipments of onions to Taiwan have been tested and found to be non-compliant with Taiwan’s food safety standards. The violations include five for cadmium; two for Chlorpropham; and two for Dicloran.

Taiwan is requesting that the industry tighten up U.S. export controls to avoid future violations and sanctions. Taiwan has requested a formal response by January 30, 2017, explaining the cause of the violations, including a list of measures to improve compliance and prevention.

Jeff Janas

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