Regulatory Affairs

2017: An Important Year for the LGMA

On July 23, 2007... For the first time in history, U.S. government officials visited a California leafy green


5 Things You Should Know About the FSMA Produce Rule

The LGMA has worked closely with the FDA since the advent of the Food Sa


A Farewell to Congressman Sam Farr

Well Deserved Recognition It’s with a bit of sadness that we bid our friend Sam Farr a fond farewell as he


FDA’s New Deputy Commissioner Ostroff visits California Farms

The LGMA is pleased to welcome U.S. Food and Drug Admi


Thank You to FDA’s Mike Taylor

Yesterday came the news that Michael Taylor, FDA’s deputy commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine, wi


FDA’s Food Safety Priorities for 2017 and Beyond

Yesterday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a blog po

FSMA Secretary Ross

POLITCO Covers Challenges in FSMA Implementation for States

This fall the LGMA was interviewed by reporter Helena Bottemiller Evich

01.2016 LGMA Leadership visits Mike Taylor, Samir Assar and other FDA representatives in Washington D.C.

California Farms brought virtually to Washington DC

The LGMA has hosted several farm tours for officials from the FDA in r


First Take on FDA’s Final Produce Rule

Today the final Produce Rule, part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), has been issued by the U.S. Fo


First FSMA Rules Finalized by FDA

Today two key elements of the long-anticipated Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) became final. With their p


Some good news from latest CDC Report

Today the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a new report on “Preliminary Incidence and Trends of


FDA Commissioner States Intention to Work with State Partners

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives Appropria

05.2013 Mike Taylor and Margaret Hamburg of FDA with LGMA leadership in Washington D.C.

Farewell to FDA’s Margaret Hamburg

With the news from FDA that Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg will step down at the end of March, the Californi

Food safety heros

Food Safety Heroes

Recently three very special people were honored as Food Safety Heroes by STOP Foodborne Illness - a national nonprofit public health organization de


Our Comments to FDA on the Revised Produce Rule

The U.S. FDA is continuing to move toward implementation of sweeping new federal laws under


LGMA Hosts Webinar With FDA Explaining Parts of FSMA

Yesterday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration participated with the Ca


LGMA Hosts Important Tour Groups

You may have heard that September is National Food Safety Education Month.  It’s fitting then, that the LGM


Revised Produce Safety Rule: A Closer Look at a Daunting Task

We have just finished reviewing the revised Produce Sa