SALINAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LeafyGreens.com, a consortium of leading legal, technical and public relations firms serving the agriculture and food industry, is today launching a new food safety website, www.LeafyGreens.com. The new site is a resource for farmers, packers, managers, and other industry members working to understand and comply with rapidly changing state and federal regulations on the handling and packing of produce in the United States.
LeafyGreens.com brings together, in one place, the expertise of a team of professionals from across the country with deep experience in compliance with food safety regulations and response to food safety issues including recalls.
“Food safety is first and foremost about protecting consumers and our food supply. But, it is also important for protecting our agricultural businesses,” said Jeffery Gilles, Managing Partner of L+G, LLP and founder of LeafyGreens.com. “To keep up with evolving regulations and prepare for and respond to a food safety problem, many agriculture businesses need an expert resource to which they can turn. LeafyGreens.com can be that resource.”
LeafyGreens.com is being launched at a critical time. A few weeks ago, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a 547-page document outlining two new proposed food safety rules under 2011’s Food Safety Modernization Act. The FDA will be accepting comment on the proposed regulations until May 16, giving industry members just a few precious months to evaluate how these new rules will impact food safety in practice and their individual business operations.
LeafyGreens.com, as it launches, features an analysis of the proposed FDA rules and their impact on the industry by Brad Sullivan of L+G, LLP, a specialist in food safety compliance and foodborne illness litigation. In the coming weeks and months, LeafyGreens.com will feature news, resources, and analyses of the new FDA rules, helping readers understand and respond to the most sweeping federal overhaul of food safety regulations in more than 70 years.
In addition to news and analyses on key food safety issues, LeafyGreens.com will provide commentary, updates and food safety highlights from around the web at the LeafyGreens.com blog. The site will also include a calendar of food safety events, legislative updates, presentations, and other resources aimed at helping industry members track and understand changes to the food safety laws and practices that impact their consumers and businesses.
LeafyGreens is a consortium of legal, technical and public relations experts from across the United States, representing clients in nearly every sector of the agriculture business. Member firms include L+G, LLP (Salinas, CA), Armanasco Public Relations Inc. (Monterey, CA), Dinsmore and Shohl, LLP (Cincinnati, OH), LarsenCazanis Public Affairs and Communications (Sacramento, CA), Lester Schwab Katz & Dwyer (New York, NY), Mainline Information Services, Inc. (Fresno & Salinas, CA), Snow, Christensen & Martineau (Salt Lake City, UT), and Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial (Atlanta, GA).