September 25, 2020

Get the Facts on All Things Lettuce

April Ward

By April Ward, Director of Marketing Communications, California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement

We’re very pleased to announce the launch of a new website dedicated to everything you need to know about lettuce and leafy greens.  Lettuceinfo.org is an evidence-based resource where registered dietitians, professional food writers and consumers can access facts and get answers about lettuce.

On this website you’ll learn how lettuce and leafy greens are grown, what farmers are doing to make sure their products are safe and why these foods truly is one of the safest, healthiest things we can feed our families. And, if there’s ever a problem with the safety of lettuce, this website is the place you’ll find updates and information to make sure we stay safe.

Although this website was developed and paid for the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA), this is not a typical marketing organization. The LGMA’s only role is to ensure that lettuce farmers are following a set of science-based food safety practices on the farm to prevent foodborne illness.

The LGMA created the site because we know that when lettuce is involved in a foodborne illness outbreak or recall there are questions and concerns that can create fear about eating this normally healthy food.

To ensure the website delivers accurate information, we’ve pulled together a team of experts in nutrition, farming and communication. You can learn more about our advisors here.

Member companies who make up the LGMA in California and Arizona produce 90 percent of the lettuce consumed in the U.S.  No one wants to put an end to recalls and outbreaks more than farmers who grow lettuce and leafy greens. These farmers work hard every day to make sure the healthy food they grow is safe for your family and their own.

We hope you’ll take some time to look through our website to see for yourself what’s being done on the farm with respect to food safety and to learn how and why lettuce and leafy greens are so nutritious.  This information is meant to be shared.  So, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and sign up for our health and safety alerts to keep learning more about lettuce.