are working to make sure leafy greens are grown safely so that consumers can enjoy this healthy food with confidence.
By the time leafy green vegetables reach your kitchen, California farmers and handlers have taken many actions to assure their safety. Even with this rigorous food safety program in place, it is important you to follow these handling tips at home.
Below are some tips from the Partnership for Food Safety Education specifically for you to use on lettuce and leafy greens at the store and at home.
A lot of work goes into producing just one head of lettuce. Explore below to learn more about where your lettuce comes from and how it is moves from the farm to your plate.
Sunny California has several growing regions ideal for producing leafy green crops continuously throughout the year.
California farms produce more than 70% of U.S. lettuce and leafy greens.
Download nutrition information for the lettuce and leafy greens that are grown under the LGMA food safety program.Download Resource Guide