(Feb. 8) Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc., Westlake Village, Calif., has signed the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement.

Participants in the voluntary agreement say they will follow good agricultural practices and food safety guidelines, Dole said in a news release.

Dole said it would apply California’s standards in all states where its leafy greens are grown.

“We strongly encourage our retail and foodservice customers to support the Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement by requiring their produce suppliers to sign this agreement,” company president Eric Schwartz said in the release.