Postharvest Food Safety

Evaluating Refrigerated Trucks

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How do you properly care for the vehicle transporting your produce? This video and corresponding fact sheet offers food safety considerations regarding refrigerated trucks.

Maintaining a Cold Chain

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This video and corresponding fact sheet review the best practices to ensure food safety compliance when using refrigeration.


Cooler Temperature Log

Rodent and Bird Control

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Rodents and birds pose a contamination risk to produce after harvest. This video and fact sheet offers a standard operating procedure (SOP) boilerplate that can be adapted to your farm to help address rodents and other vertebrates in storage and packing areas.

Chlorine as a Sanitizer

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This fact sheet will walk you through the steps to ensure the safe and effective use of chlorine as a disinfectant.


Chemical Sanitizer Monitoring Form

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