May 16, 2017

Only Two LGMA Listening Sessions Remain – Register Today

There are only two listening sessions left about the potential changes to the Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA)-approved food safety metrics: May 23 in Imperial, Calif. and May 24 in Yuma, Ariz.

This month, Western Growers (WG) has been hosting a series of listening sessions to 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. Listening sessions have already taken place in Santa Maria and Salinas.

WG has been leading an effort 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 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.