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.
COVID-19 Resources for the Washington Produce Industry

COVID-19 Resources for the Washington Produce Industry

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If you’re part of the Washington Produce Industry, please use this resource to find pertinent information for how to prepare your farm or business for…

Packinghouse Management

Woman with hair net and gloves holding asparagusThe risk of contamination by dangerous bacteria doesn’t end when produce is harvested.

Managing the packinghouse so that it doesn’t become a point of contamination is critical to keeping our food supply safe.

The resources below will help you implement robust cleaning and sanitation programs that help you avoid contamination in the packinghouse. You’ll also find information on environmental monitoring programs that can help you check for any weak points in your packinghouse management system.