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CA LGMA Technical Committee, First 2011 Meeting

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Tue, 01/11/2011 (All day)

The CA LGMA Technical Committee Meeting in 2011 will be taking place in Salinas, CA on January 11, 2010.
An agenda and additional information will be made available at: http://www.caleafygreens.ca.gov/members/meeting-notices

Safety and Quality of Organic Leafy Greens

On November 9, 2010, the University of Arizona (UA) announced that it will be receiving funding from USDA to conduct a study aimed at increasing the safety and quality of organic leafy greens as well as profitability for farmers. This project also includes outreach and an education program.

Food safety training kit for leafy green field workers

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On November 2, 2010, the Arizona Leafy Greens consortium’s initiative to educate field workers in safe food handling practices was announced in the Western Farm Press. This initiative seeks to ensure the integrity of leafy greens grown and shipped from Arizona.

As a result of this initiative, a bilingual food safety training program has been developed. The program is administered by the Arizona Marketing Committee and closely monitored by USDA-licensed inspectors. For their press release visit: www.azlgma.gov

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