Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement Releases Statement in Response to FDA's Proposed Traceability Rule
SACRAMENTO, CA - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced that it will be adding traceability requirements to the Food Safety Modernization Act for certain foods including leafy greens. In response to this, the Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) released a statement to its partners.
“We want to assure our customers and consumers that members of the Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement are already required to have traceback systems in place,” LGMA said in its statement. “This has been part of the LGMA requirements since the organization was formed in 2007.”
In a recent survey of LGMA’s membership, the association found that the systems currently put in place by California leafy green farmers allow them to quickly trace product back to the field where it was grown and forward to the first customer who receives it.
As noted in the statement, the members of LGMA in California and Arizona are already in compliance with these new requirements. As with any other aspect of the association’s program, LGMA is committed to making any necessary improvements to protect consumers.
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