Our experts provide important scientific information and services to members, staff, policy makers and the public to resolve the challenges our industry faces every day. We are determined to ensure a safe and secure food supply, healthy crops, reliable natural resources and to advance climate smart practices and sustainability for our members.
Western Growers Science works with regulators, legislators, universities and other scientists to create resources that assist the fresh produce industry with maintaining compliance, staying up to date on regulatory changes and planning for future opportunities. These resources include the Recall Manual, the Food Inspection Manual and the Growers Guide to FDA Assignment Sampling Visits.
Members can go to the Resources Hub to access food safety guidelines and regulatory resources.
We support Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) to enhance the capacity of our members to provide food security, adapt and mitigate climate issues and advance sustainable strategies. Our members are active in creating and implementing sustainability efforts from water efficiency, biodiversity and ecosystem health, soil health and much more, and we are dedicated to supporting them in their initiatives by providing ever-expanding resources, reference material, seminars and webinars
Developed by the Western Growers Science team in collaboration with Western Growers member companies, GreenLink™ provides a digital, secure and confidential online platform that enables users to share food safety data.
This portal provides information on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules impacting the specialty crop industry.
We report on the latest food safety research findings and trends.
Western Growers has been supporting food safety efforts the Arizona and California Leafy Green Marketing Agreements (LGMAs) have carried from their inception. Western Growers currently facilitates an amendment process for the LGMA-approved food safety practices utilized by the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (CA LGMA). For more information about this process, visit www.leafygreenguidance.com
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The WG science, technology and food safety team are continuously meeting the expectations of their members in developing resources, guidance, and solutions in an ever-changing and increasingly complex regulatory environment.
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