COVID 19 Coronavirus Prevention: A Dozen Things to Know About Leafy Greens

As the U.S. steps up efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, LGMA is sharing some important facts about lettuce and the practices in place on farms in the area of human hygiene. 1. “There is no evidence that fresh produce or any other food can transmit the virus.” – United States Department of Agriculture Learn more about Coronavirus and fresh produce from the United Fresh Association. 2. One of the best things people can do to prevent colds and flu of any kind is to eat plenty of immune-building fruits and vegetables, including leafy greens like lettuce, spinach and kale. Learn more. 3. Over 90% of the leafy greens consumed in the U.S. are produced under the LGMA food s

Leafy Greens Marketing Agreements Respond to FDA's Leafy Green Action Plan.

LEAFY GREENS MARKETING AGREEMENTS RESPOND TO FDA’S LEAFY GREENS ACTION PLAN The leafy greens farming communities in California and Arizona welcome any action that helps prevent future foodborne illness outbreaks associated with our products. We value the support of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as detailed in its 2020 Leafy Greens Action Plan released today. FDA’s Action Plan lays out a pathway forward built on stronger collaboration and cooperation among the grower community, CA and AZ LGMA’s, researchers and a host of state and national government agencies. The LGMA applauds the efforts of Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannas and his colleagues to make the process inclusive and in par

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