The Produce Safety Alliance developed a 'Labeled Sanitizers for Produce' tool to help growers find an EPA-labeled sanitizer suitable for their operation.
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Locate a trainer in your region. This is a complete list of Produce Safety Alliance trainer from across the county and international.
Managing post-harvest water is an essential part of reducing farm food safety risks and ensuring quality produce. This video describes an SOP for triple-rinsing about 100 lbs of salad greens, with use of a sanitizer to reduce cross-contamination.
Cleaning and sanitizing are not the same thing—a surface cannot be sanitized without first being cleaned. This video describes the appropriate way to clean and sanitize food contact surfaces, such as tables, tools and harvest bins, using the 4-step process: Rinse/clear debris, wash with detergent, rinse with potable water, and sanitize.
A standard operating procedure, or SOP, like a recipe, is a step-by-step guide to completing a task to get the same results each time. This video describes how to construct an SOP for farm procedures to help train employees, ensure consistency and improve efficiency and quality.
Developing good procedures for cleaning and sanitizing harvest equipment and post-harvest facilities is critical for ensuring high-quality product and reducing food safety risks. This video describes how to develop a strategy for cleaning post-harvest areas.
FDA’s Food Safety Plan Builder is a user-friendly, standalone tool designed to assist owner/operators of food facilities with the development of food safety plans that are specific to their facilities and meet the requirement of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation.
In this video series from Penn State, you will learn what the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is and whether your farm or food business may be affected by it. We’ll look at two of the seven FSMA rules that will affect farms, food processors and packing houses across the nation – the Produce Safety Rule and the Preventive Controls for Human Foods Rule – and help you determine whether your...
This three-part video series from Penn State presents the best practices for post-harvest washing of fresh produce. This video is available in English and Spanish.
A series of fact sheets available for viewing in your browser with links to full color formatted PDF documents.