SACRAMENTO, April 27, 2011 The USDA has announced a proposed National Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement, which would assist the leafy greens industry in meeting guidelines for practices to improve food safety. CDFA Secretary Karen Ross made the following statement:
We know from experience that this kind of program can work. The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement has been in place for nearly four years and is a national success story. The USDA is showing outstanding leadership in suggesting a nationwide approach. Our department looks forward to learning more about the proposal and working closely with the USDA as the process moves ahead.
Information about the USDA proposal is available at: http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/leafygreensagreement
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