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The 2024 LGMA Approved Guidelines Amendment Process

Western Growers supports the continuous improvement of the LGMA-approved leafy green food safety guidelines and facilitates a yearly systematic amendment process.

Starting in 2022, the “Priority Setting Committee,” established by the LGMAs, is responsible for assessing annual priorities. At the beginning of each year, the Priority-Setting Committee sets the topic(s) for the remainder of the year.

Participate in the Process

If you are interested in summitting comments to for the proposed working drafts, follow these submission guidelines:

  1. Download the “Working Draft” under Important Document
  2. Use the Word function “New Comment” to provide details on how the proposed change will enhance food safety, along with the rationale behind the change
  3. When you are ready to submit please submit your document by clicking on “Submit a Comment” button below. This will take you to a form where you can attach a new version of the working draft with your comments.

Note: We are only accepting proposals that follow the above steps. Comment should be submitted as a word document, scientific rationale should be included for comments submitted. 

Submit a Comment

Important Dates and Events

Event Dates Details
Priority Setting Process Jan 15th – Mar 1st Find a copy of the report and supplemental documents
Priority Working Process Mar 1st – May 31st WG and CA LGMA select the Priority working group. WG facilitates working group meetings.
The priority working group proposes science-based changes for the set priority.
Comment Submission Process Begins June 3rd Comment period begins. WG, LGMA announce comment period being open
30 day – comment period June 3rd – July 2nd The public submits comments through this website
Webinar – review comments and proposed changes July 11th at 1 PM PT WG hosts a webinar. Public comments are reviewed and vetted

Register here

Final Report July 15th WG prepares a report of comments and public vetting for the CA LGMA board to consider and discuss