Arizona Leafy Greens' Mission

To ensure that all lettuce and leafy greens are safe to eat by developing, implementing and continuously enhancing a science-based leafy greens food safety program that can serve as a model for the agriculture industry.

Arizona Leafy Greens Promotes Food Safety


Arizona's lettuce industry has quietly grown into one of the state’s most vital agricultural sectors, generating an estimated $2 billion each year in jobs and revenues. 


In an effort to better organize and protect the integrity of leafy green vegetables grown, harvested and shipped from Arizona, those who are directly involved in the industry established the Arizona Leafy Greens Food Safety Committee in 2007. This group oversees the Arizona Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (Arizona LGMA), a rigorous, science-based Food Safety Program that protects public health by reducing potential sources of contamination.  


Members of Arizona LGMA must comply with the Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines for Production and Harvest of Lettuce and Leafy Greens (see our food safety Metrics) and are audited regularly by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) licensed auditors.     

  • Endive

  • Escarole

  • Spring Mix

  • Cabbage

  • Romaine Lettuce

  • Butter Lettuce

  • Arugula

  • Iceberg Lettuce

  • Green Leaf Lettuce

  • Red Leaf Lettuce

  • Baby Leaf Lettuce

  • Spinach

  • Kale

  • Chard

  • Radicchio



by Arizona Leafy Greens Food Safety Committee