California Growers Launch Produce Safety Plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. California's leafy greens industry last week began implementing the Leafy Green Handler Marketing Agreement, a grower-level food safety program geared toward regaining consumer confidence lost last year when an E. coli outbreak sickened hundreds of consumers of fresh spinach. With procedures developed during the past several months by groups including the California Farm Bureau,

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California's leafy greens industry last week began implementing the Leafy Green Handler Marketing Agreement, a grower-level food safety program geared toward regaining consumer confidence lost last year when an E. coli outbreak sickened hundreds of consumers of fresh spinach.

With procedures developed during the past several months by groups including the California Farm Bureau, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Califor

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