Detergents for Farm Food Contact Surfaces

Added by Chris Callahan • Last updated June 26, 2022
Author: B. Mitchell, C. Callahan, P. Tocco, A. Chamberlin
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material, Fact Sheets
Topic: General (PSR), Produce Safety Rule (PSR), Worker Health, Hygiene & Training, Postharvest Handling & Sanitation
Language: English

In the Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course, the steps involved in cleaning and sanitizing food contact surfaces include using “an appropriate detergent.” Well, What is an “Appropriate detergent for food contact surfaces?” This resource summarizes the key features of detergents and provides guidance for selecting an appropriate one for farm use.

Key Points

  • An unscented, dye-free dish detergent is generally appropriate for food contact surface cleaning.
  • Use just enough to see suds and get the surface visually clean; you know what clean looks like.
  • Rinse off detergents unless the instructions say otherwise.
  • Not sure about a product? Contact the manufacturer.

 


 


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
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Type: People
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; Record Keeping
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Type: People
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; Record Keeping
State: HI