Food Safety Practices and Costs Under the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement

Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-173) 64 pp, June 2017

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by Linda Calvin, Helen Jensen, Karen Klonsky, and Roberta Cook

ERS interviews with firms participating in the voluntary California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement provide information on the relative size of costs that U.S. firms can expect to incur under similar provisions of the Produce Rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Keywords: Food safety, produce, food safety practices, food safety costs, leafy greens, California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA), California Leafy Green Products Handler Agreement, Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), and Produce Rule (PC)

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