Produce Safety Guides
Growth of Salmonella enterica in Foliar Pesticide Solutions and Its Survival during Field Production and Postharvest Handling of Fresh Market Tomato
Aims: To evaluate in vitro the growth kinetics of Salmonella enterica in pesticide solutions labelled for fresh market tomato and the effect of ag-chemical application with contaminated water to tomatoes during field production.
Evaluation of Microbial Loads and The Effects of Antimicrobial Sprays in Postharvest Handling of California Walnuts
Cross Contamination of Escherichia coli O157:H7 Between Lettuce and Wash Water during Home-scale Washing
Modelamiento de la Cinética de Desinfección Superficial de Tomates (Lycopersicum esculentum) Fescos Usando Soluciones de Cloro
Unsafe handling of fresh produce has resulted in a number of product recalls and food-borne illness outbreaks. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advises consumers to be aware of safe handling and preparation practices for fresh fruits and vegetables. To reduce the risk of foodborne illness from fresh produce, you must follow the guidelines below.
Fruit and vegetable production and consumption in Asia and the Pacific region have shown a marked upward trend over the past several years. Rising consumer demand in the region has come with greater awareness of food safety issues and increased need for convenience and quality. The fresh-cut produce sector has responded to these demands, and is currently at different stages of development across the region.
A voluntary, fee-based program for the expedited review and importation of foods from importers who achieve and maintain a high level of control over the safety and security of their supply chains.
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