LGMA members must be in 100 percent compliance with all mandatory food safety practices in order to be certified as a member in good standing under the LGMA program. Members are issued citations for even minor violations of the accepted food safety practices. Further, the LGMA requires that members take corrective action on any and all findings cited during government audits and that preventative measures are in place to protect public health. Completion of corrective and preventative action is verified upon subsequent mandatory re-inspection by government auditors.
The frequent inspections and corrective actions required of all LGMA members drive continuous improvements in food safety on leafy greens farms. The experiences of inspectors, as well as for those being inspected, leads to more targeted research and training for employees charged with implementing food safety activities. A complete and current list of certified LGMA members who have been verified to be in compliance with leafy greens food safety practices is always available on the LGMA website. A detailed compliance report can be found in the LGMA Annual Report.