Produce Bites Podcast
CLEANING, SANITIZING, & DISINFECTING
MAY 2020 EPISODE 3
This episode features Emily Hale, a Produce Safety Technician with the Blue Water Conservation District, and Chris Callahan, who runs the Agricultural Engineering Program within University of Vermont Extension. They discuss the difference between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting, along with where and how often these activities should occur on the farm.
This guide, developed by Chris Callahan, helps to further explain the differences between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting.
The Produce Safety Alliance created a guide to help growers better understand what to look for in a sanitizer label.
INSIGHTS FROM A FLORIDA U-PICK FARM
APRIL 2020 EPISODE 2
In this episode, Phil Tocco from Michigan State University Extension talks with Shane Mart, Director of Compliance at H&A Farms in Mt. Dora, Florida. With all the uncertainty in our current world and with Michigan U-pick seasons coming up soon, this episode gives you some insights from a grower who has been through a U-pick season already.
FSMA COMPLIANT WATER TESTING
MARCH 2020 EPISODE 1
This episode features Marissa Schuh, a vegetable production educator with MSU Extension, and Mike Snarski, manager of Summit Laboratory out of Grand Rapids, MI. They clarify what exactly is required by the Food Safety Modernization Act in terms of water testing, and they discuss how growers can communicate with a lab in order to get what they need.
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