Published on August 6, 2020
Implementing food safety practices on fruit and vegetable farms has been challenging. In response, a lot of different programs have sprung up to help. Let’s review a few programs that often are confused.
Published on May 27, 2020
Regularly cleaning and sanitizing areas on produce farms is important. A master sanitation schedule can help guide how frequently to clean certain parts of an operation.
Published on April 14, 2020
Although the Food Safety Modernization Act has added new testing methods to the approval list, finding the right lab still isn't easy. Use this map to find a lab near you.
Published on March 20, 2020
Novel coronavirus, the virus that causes the infectious disease COVID-19, is on every grower’s mind. Here are answers to common questions about how to approach handwashing and sanitation on produce farms.
Published on March 16, 2020
Many farmers rely on cats to control rodents on farms, limiting crop loss and reducing other produce safety risks from rodents. However, cats bring risks of their own. Here’s how you can reduce those risks.
Published on February 24, 2020
Cleaning and sanitizing all food contact surfaces are required to establish a clean break. Learn what a clean break is and why it might be important to fruit and vegetable growers who grade, sort and store the produce they grow.
Published on January 28, 2020
On-farm produce safety can be undermined with the wrong postharvest equipment. Consider these food safety concerns when buying equipment and come to an upcoming workshop on hygienic equipment design.
Published on November 4, 2019
Learn more about the risks associated with the three main types of animal intrusion a grower may find during a preharvest wildlife assessment.
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