Best Practices ATP and Protein Swabbing in Produce Packinghouses

Added by Chris Callahan • Last updated March 11, 2021
Author: L L Dunn, et al
Type: Videos
Topic: Postharvest Handling & Sanitation, Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

Many third-party audits, buyers, and standard operating procedures for produce packinghouses or other food facilities require regular adenosine triphosphate (ATP) or protein swabs to verify the effectiveness of the cleaning and sanitation protocols. This video demonstrates how to collect ATP and protein swabs, how to interpret swab results, and provides advice to help determine an acceptable baseline when implementing a new swabbing program.

 


 


Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Website
Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated February 11, 2020
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Worker Health, Hygiene & Training; Soil Amendments; Wildlife, Domestic Animals & Land Use; Ag Water (Preharvest); Ag Water (Postharvest); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Food Safety Plans
Penn State Farm Food Safety Fact Sheets
Added by Luke LaBorde • Last updated February 11, 2020
Type: Fact Sheets
Topic: Worker Health, Hygiene & Training; Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Soil Amendments; Wildlife, Domestic Animals & Land Use; Ag Water (Preharvest); Ag Water (Postharvest); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation