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Food safety to be discussed in Leafy Greens webinar

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Industry-wide collaborative efforts are imperative to address produce safety challenges.

The leafy green sector continues to address challenges associated with the current leafy greens food safety landscape. Industry-wide collaborative efforts across government entities, trade associations, universities, and individual companies are imperative to address produce safety challenges.

In a May 10 webinar, industry experts from Western Growers, Arizona and California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreements, Monterey County Farm Bureau, Yuma Safe Produce Council, and University of California, Davis will discuss current food safety initiatives and activities.

The 10 a.m. webinar will contain valuable insight regarding:

  • Western Growers' Initiatives
  • California and Arizona LGMA's Activities 
  • Local Initiatives
  • California Longitudinal Study Overview

Participants will get an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback on current work and initiatives.

This webinar is part 2 of the’ “Government and Industry Responses to Leafy Green Outbreaks Two-Part Webinar Series.” Western Growers, in collaboration with the California and Arizona LGMAs, created this webinar series to provide an opportunity for the leafy greens industry and government to discuss the latest investigative report on the fall 2020 outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 illnesses linked to leafy greens’ consumption and the updated Leafy Greens Shiga-toxin producing E.coli Action Plan..

Part 1—Latest Outbreak Investigation Webinar: Highlights, Findings, Recommendations, and Future Government Activities—was held on April 21, 2021, and featured speakers from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, California Department of Food and Agriculture, and California Department of Public Health.

For details and a speaker lineup for the May 10 webinar, click here. Register for the event here.

For more information about this two-part webinar series, contact Western Growers’ Science department at [email protected].

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