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California Department of Food and Agriculture

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California Department of Food and Agriculture
Release #07-013
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70 percent of California product enrolled

SACRAMENTO, February 7, 2007 – The Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement, which would establish an inspection program for handlers of leafy greens, has been certified by the California Department of Food and Agriculture  following sign-ups by handlers representing 70 percent of leafy greens produced in California. 


The proposed agreement, which was created by the leafy greens industry and is being facilitated by CDFA, would utilize the inspection program to verify that leafy greens handlers are complying with their own standards. Handlers are middlemen through whom the product moves from field to retail.


With certification, the next steps in the process are appointment of marketing agreement board members by the CDFA secretary, and the scheduling of the board’s first meeting. A date for that meeting has yet to be established.



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