Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)

Growing Vegetables, Fruits and Produce (Food Safety Self-Assesment Tool)

Food safety is a concern to all involved in the production, marketing and consumption of foodstuff. Produce, fruits and vegetables, present unique problems in that they are often consumed raw without processing. In many cases, small produce growers market their crops directly to consumers or...
Karen L.B. Gast
Dan Nagengast
Rhonda Janke
Donald C. Cress
Kansas State University

Caribbean Hot Pepper Production and Post Harvest Manual

This manual describes the best practices in all aspects of commercial hot pepper production and post-harvest handling, utilising materials, technologies and support services that are generally available to the Caribbean producer. The manual incorporates the principles of Good Agricultural...
Anil Sinha
Joan Petersen
FAO and CARDI

Manual Técnico Buenas Prácticas Agrícolas (BPA) en la Producción de Frijol Voluble

Los principales problemas para la producción de fríjol en Colombia y en Antioquia están relacionados con la alta incidencia de enfermedades y plagas, que se agravan por el uso generalizado de semilla de variedades regionales susceptibles, lo cual exige un alto uso de...
Jesús Hernando Arias Restrepo
Teresita Rengifo Martínez
Maribel Jaramillo Carmona
FAO

Manual de Buenas Prácticas Agrícolas para Tomate

Las Buenas Prácticas Agrícolas son todas las acciones que se realizan en la producción de hortalizas, desde la preparación del terreno hasta la cosecha, el embalaje y el transporte, orientadas a asegurar la inocuidad del producto, la protección al medio ambiente...
Cecilia Fiorentini
INTA Argentina

Toolkit: Reducing the Food Wastage Footprint

  One-third of all food produced in the world is lost or wasted from farm to fork, according to estimates calculated by FAO (2011). This wastage not only has an enormous negative impact on the global economy and food availability, it also has major environmental impacts. The direct economic...
Nadia El-Hage Scialabba
Mathilde Iweins
Gaia Pisani
FAO

Guía para el uso adecuado de plaguicidas y la correcta disposición de sus envases

El objetivo de esta publicación, es actuar como material didáctico de apoyo, en jornadas de capacitación del Proyecto Regional Evaluación y Promoción de la Sustentabilidad de Agroecosistemas en el área del Centro Regional Buenos Aires Sur. Proporciona una...
Fanny Martens
INTA Argentina

Commodity specific food safety guidelines for the production, harvest, post-harvest, and valued-added unit operations of green onions

The purpose of this document is to provide green onion growers, packers, and shippers with effective guidelines to reduce the potential of microbial contamination of green onions. The issues identified are based on the core elements of GAPs and cGMPs. The specific recommendations contained herein...
USDA
USDA

Survival and growth of Salmonella Enteritidis PT 30 in almond orchard soils

  Aims: To evaluate factors potentially contributing to the long-term persistence of Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis phage type (PT) 30 in an almond orchard. Methods and Results: Surface and subsurface soil temperatures, and air temperatures in a radiation shelter, were recorded during...
M.D. Danyluk
M. Nozawa-Inoue
K.R. Hristova
K.M. Scow
B. Lampinen
L.J. Harris
Journal of Applied Microbiology

USDA Good Agricultural and Good Handling Practices An Audit Verification Program for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Industry

The purpose of the Good Agricultural/Good Handling Practices (GAP/GHP) audit program is a voluntary, audit-based program that verifies conformance to generally recognized good agricultural practices and good handling practices as outlined in the Food and Drug Administration’s Guide to...
USDA
USDA

On-farm Food Safety: Cleaning and Sanitizing Guide

Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) can improve produce quality and safety and protect your business. Producers also use standard cleaning and sanitizing practices to reduce sources of microbial contamination on their products. This publication focuses on the best cleaning and sanitizing practices...
Catherine Strohbehn
Paul A. Domoto
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach