Fresh Produce Safety, Traceability

Lineamientos para el diseño y construcción de un centro de lavado y empaque de productos hortícolas en el campo

  Debe considerarse que dentro de lo posible hay que evitar el contacto de material contaminado que viene del campo, con material lavado que está listo para irse para el mercado o la cadena de frío. Tomando en cuenta esto la distribución de planta debe tener por lo tanto...
Alfredo Durán Quirós
Dennis Mora Acedo
Universidad de Costa Rica

Validation of the Micro Biological Survey Method for Total Viable Count and E. coli in Food Samples

  The aim of this study was the validation of the Micro Biological Survey (MBS) method for microbiological analysis of food for Total Viable Count (TVC) and Escherichia coli (E. coli). The MBS method is a rapid quantitative alternative method for the detection and selective counting of...
Giorgia Bottini
Francesca Losito
Alessio De Ascenti
Francesca Romana Priolisi
Alberto Mari
Giovanni Antonini
American Journal of Food Technology

Producción de Col Control de la Calidad y Seguridad en las Cadenas de Producción Orgánica

  Este folleto se destina a los productores y otros agentes implicados en la producción y envasado de col repollo orgánico, sobre lo que se debe hacer en varias etapas de la cadena de producción para mejorar la calidad y seguridad de col-repollo orgánico, de acuerdo...
Kirsten Brandt
Lorna Lück
Gabriela S. Wyss
Alberta Velimirov
Hanne Torjusen

Good Agricultural Practices for Food Safety in Blueberry Production: Basic Principles

  This document represents generally accepted, broad-based agricultural guidance, developed from current knowledge of food safety practices of FDA, USDA, and others. By identifying basic principles of food safety in blueberries from growing to processing, users of this guide will be better...
Anamaría Gómez Rodas
Les Bourquin
Carlos García Salazar
Anamaría Varela-Gómez
John C. Wise
Michigan State University

Key points of control and management of microbial food safety: Information for growers, packers, and handlers of fresh-consumed horticultural products

  Most horticultural crops that are eaten in the United States are wholesome and free of microorganism that could result in illness under common and sensible handling and food preparation practices. Many of the diverse fruits, vegetables, edible flowers, sprouted seeds, and micro-greens have...
Trevor V. Suslow
University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources

Food Safety Manual

  In the supply chains for fruit and vegetables there is an increasing demand for more attention to food safety. Farmer Field Schools has proven to be a very effective method to incorporate food safety aspects into farming practices1. This manual is a reference guide for the inclusion of Food...
Frederike Praasterink
Catherine Bessy
Marjon Fredrix
Alfredo Impiglia
Almalinda Morales-Abubakar
Jan Ketelaar
Anne-Sophie Poisot
Areepan Upanisakorn
Harry van der Wulp

Pesticides and Food Safety

  The key points made in Pesticides and Food Safety are that pesticides may improve variety, availability, and quality of foods. IPM programs are decreasing actual pesticide use, regulatory and monitoring programs are in place, and the human health risks from consuming pesticide residues on...
Fred Whitford
Linda Mason
Carl Winter
Arlene Blessing
Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service

Food Safety Begins on the Farm: A Grower's Guide

  This document addresses microbial food safety hazards and good agricultural and management practices common to the growing, harvesting, washing, sorting, packing, and transporting of most fruits and vegetables sold to consumers in an unprocessed or minimally processed (raw) form. This...
Anusuya Rangarajan
Elizabeth A. Bihn
Robert B. Gravani
Donna L. Scott
Marvin P. Pritts
Cornell University

Reducing Salmonella on Cantaloupes and Honeydew Melons using Wash Practices Applicable to Postharvest Handling, Foodservice, and Consumer Preparation

Washing conditions that included a soak or brush scrub were evaluated for removal of Salmonella from the surface of smooth (honeydew) or complex (cantaloupe) melon rinds. Melon rinds were spot-inoculated onto a 2.5 cm2 area of rind (squares) with approximately 6.0 log10 CFU/square of an avirulent...
Tracy L. Parnella
Linda J. Harrisa
Trevor V. Suslow
International Journal of Food Microbiology

Safety Management and Inspection of Agrochemical Residues of Food in the Trade of Export Products: A Case Study of the Taiwan-Grown Irwin Mango

Irwin mango orchards in Taiwan comprise more than 8,000 acres of agricultural land, mostly in Tainan and Pingtung Counties in southern Taiwan. Total annual yield during the May-August season is 80,000 metric tons. The high quality and sweet taste of Taiwan-grown Irwin mangoes are well recognized...
Chin-Wen Kao
Shu-Jen Tuan
Hong-Ping Li
Food & Fertilizer Technology Center