Safe Spinach: "USDA Seeking Comment on Food Quality Agreement"

"WASHINGTON -- Federal agriculture officials are seeking comments about a proposal intended to help farmers, producers and retailers meet food quality and safety requirements.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to hear from the public about what's being called the National Leafy Green Marketing Agreement.

Agriculture officials say the voluntary agreement would help the industry more effectively comply with quality and food safety requirements.

The agreement, also called the NLGMA, comes after several scares of E.coli contamination involving produce over the past few years."

The Associated Press had the story April 26, 2011.


"Spinach, Lettuce Producers to Police Selves" (Food and Water Watch)

"Can Marketing Orders Improve Leafy Green Safety?" (Food Safety News)

"USDA Seeks Comment on  National Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement" (The Packer)


Source: AP, 04/27/2011