Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines for the Lettuce and Leafy Greens Supply Chain - 1st Edition
April 25, 2006
FDA is posting this industry information as a service to industry, consumers, the media, and other interested parties.
This document was prepared by members of the lettuce/leafy greens industry from farm to table (International Fresh-Cut Produce Association , Produce Marketing Association , United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association , Western Growers ).
Special thanks to all of the trade associations and individuals who helped in developing this guidance.
- Roger Becker, Gold Coast Packing Inc.
- Jim Brennan, Alliance of Technical Professionals
- Patrick Collins, Dole Fresh Vegetables
- Will Daniels, Earthbound Farm
- Donna Garren, Ph.D., National Restaurant Assoc.
- Zizi Gibbs, Mann Packing
- Phil Gilardi, Freshway Foods
- Amy Green, U.S. FDA CFSAN
- James Gorny, Ph.D. UFFVA
- Wendell Hahn, Four Seasons Produce, Inc.
- Brett Harrell, The Nunes Company, Inc.
- Gene Harris, Denny's
- Toni Hofer, Raleys
- Merry Holliday-Hanson, Ph.D. CA Dept. Health Services
- Jill Hollingsworth, DVM Food Marketing Institute
- Dan Ivory, Minyard Food Stores
- Michele Jay-Russell, DVM, MPVM, CA Dept. Health Services
- John Jackson, Beachside Produce
- Joe Jordan, Publix
- Patrick Kelly, Grimmway Farms
- Bruce Knobeloch, River Ranch Fresh Foods
- Mahipal Kunduru, Ph.D., Dole Fresh Vegetables
- Tom Lovelace, R.C. McEntire
- Drew McDonald, Taylor Farms
- Kate McDonald, Bonipak/ Betteravia Farms
- Kay Mercer, S. SLO & SB Co. Ag Watershed Coalition
- Gurmail Mudahar, Ph.D., Tanimura & Antle
- Carol Myers, CA Dept. Health Services
- Jerry Noland, Safeway
- Mary Palumbo, Ph.D. CA Dept. Health Services
- Chad Parker, Condies Foods, Inc
- Anne Pauly, River Ranch Fresh Foods
- Bill Pool, Wegmans
- Ed Pohlman, Schnuck Markets, Inc.
- Roger Roeth, Freshway Foods
- Joan Rosen, Fresh Express
- Todd Rossow, Publix
- Colby Rubbo, Costa Farms
- Bill Scepansky, Four Seasons Produce, Inc.
- Vicki Scott, Amigo Farms
- Michelle Smith, Ph.D. U.S. FDA CFSAN
- Trevor Suslow, Ph.D. University of California
- Alan Temple, B & W Quality Growers, Inc.
- Jennifer Tong, UFFVA (Emeritus)
- Maurice W. Totty, Foodbuy
- Robert Whitaker, Ph.D. NewStar Fresh Foods
- Benson Yee, CA Dept. Health Services
- Devon Zagory, Ph.D., Davis Fresh Technologies
- Brian Zomorodi, Ready Pac Produce, Inc.
- Angela Bezon, UFFVA
- Gladys Hunt, PMA
The aforementioned acknowledgments of individual persons and the organizations that these individual are currently affiliated with does not imply endorsement nor approval of this document in its entirely or in part by these individual persons or the organizations listed. The document is a publication of the IFPA, PMA, UFFVA and WGA, who bear sole responsibility for its contents.