What is it? An online educational resource on how to properly clean and sanitize tools and equipment in a farm setting. Cleaning and sanitizing minimize the risk of cross-contamination from pathogenic microorganisms and are a valuable risk management strategy. Proper sanitization is not only a best practice, but it is a requirement of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule.
What’s unique? The modules are visually engaging and interactive, requiring users to apply critical thinking and realistic decision-making. All content is available in English and Spanish.
Why was it created? To help educators and farm managers reinforce fundamental cleaning and sanitizing concepts. It emphasizes how to select and monitor sanitizers using test strips and titration kits. The interactive animation simulates how to follow proper monitoring procedures, evaluate results, and record findings.
Farmers, educators, and other produce industry representatives check it out and tell us what you think by completing this 5-minute survey by October 30th!