Comment period opens March 20, 2015, closes April 24, 2015

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WG is gathering proposed changes related to 7 of the 15 issues included in the leafy green guidance document during a comment period. This comment period opened March 20, 2015 and will close April 24, 2015. Comments may be submitted by email at, by fax at 949-809-6251 or online.

Proposed changes received during this comment period will be presented to the Arizona and California LGMAs during the summer, likely in July 2015. Proposed changes should be 1) comprehensive and auditable by government auditors (if they impact the audit checklist), 2) accompanied by a statement on how proposed changes will advance or enhance food safety, and 3) clear and have a straightforward scientific basis or rationale including citations of relevant research if available.

Here is the list of the 7 Issues under review this year during this comment period:
• Purpose (Issue 1)
• Environmental Assessments (Issue 3)
• Water (Issue 4)
• Water Usage to Prevent Product Dehydration (Issue 5)
• Flooding (Issue 12)
• Production Locations – Climatic Conditions and Environments (Issue 13)
• Production Locations – Encroachment by Animals and Urban Settings (Issue 14)

For more details or if you have questions, please contact Sonia Salas at

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