Produce Safety Ensuring produce safety—from farm to table—is a critical step in reducing the presence of dangerous bacteria in the food supply and preventing foodborne illness.
FDA Expands Water Testing Options for Produce Growers

FDA Expands Water Testing Options for Produce Growers

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FDA approves certain presence/absence tests for agricultural water used in postharvest washing and cooling, hand washing, sanitizing food contact surfaces, and making ice.

Cleaning and Sanitation

Gloved hand holding soapy scrub brushUsing proper cleaning and sanitation practices keeps produce safe.

Poor management at critical points from field to market can increase the potential for contamination of harmful microorganisms or foodborne pathogens to occur and spread within the packing operation.

Learn how to develop a robust sanitation program for your harvesting equipment, utensils, and packinghouse by clicking on the resource links below.