LGMA starts FSMA web section

04/23/2013 12:13:00 PM
Mike Hornick

California Leafy Greens Marketing AgreementThe California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement has launched a website section devoted to the federal Food Safety Modernization Act.

“We developed a resource where people can get information about the pending rules and how they may impact leafy greens farmers,” Scott Horsfall, chief executive officer of Sacramento-based California LGMA, said in a news release.

The new section includes information on FSMA-related activities, important dates, Food and Drug Administration documents, related news stories and LGMA blog posts.

Site visitors can sign up to receive FSMA updates and download a recording or Power Point presentation from a recent LGMA webinar on the Produce Safety Rule.

LGMA plans to submit its comments on that rule by May 16, though the original deadline has been extended to Sept. 13. The comments will be posted on the website section.

“It appears the LGMA program already meets or exceeds most of the requirements of FSMA and it has a mechanism to verify compliance,” Horsfall said in the release. LGMA members already submit to mandatory government audits.

The section can be accessed through the organization’s homepage.



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