USDA Commodity Specific Audit Programs
AMS Specialty Crops Inspection (SCI) Division provides oversight for commodity specific audits performed to satisfy the requirements of the California Leafy Green Marketing Agreement. These voluntary, independent audits of produce suppliers are performed throughout the production and supply chain.
California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement
The California Leafy Green Products Handler Marketing Agreement (LGMA) was formed to protect public health by reducing potential sources of contamination in California-grown leafy greens. LGMA membership requires verification of compliance with the accepted food safety practices through mandatory government audits.