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California, Arizona LGMAs update food safety rules to align with FSMA requirements

California, Arizona LGMAs update food safety rules to align with FSMA requirements

The California and Arizona Leafy Greens Marketing Agreements (LGMAs) have updated their food safety requirements to align with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Some of the key changes to the LGMA metrics include:

  • New sections were included to cover additional training and documentation requirements. Now updates are more regulatory than what was previously required by the LGMA programs.
  • New requirements were added to the section on soil amendments to make sure that certain products are shown to be treated in a way that kills listeria monocytogenes.
  • Requirements were added for on-farm storage buildings and transporting leafy greens from the field to the reefer storages.

According to the LGMA, organizations in both states will immediately begin an effort to educate the leafy greens community about the changes.

The Arizona LGMA began in September 2007, following an E.coli outbreak from spinach that was produced in California in 2006. Farmers in Arizona and California, came together voluntarily, to put in place food safety programs in both states. Establishing a trusted public / private partnership. Completely funded by the leafy greens industry.

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