The 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.
- Postharvest Basics for Produce
Video: Key points to consider when handling produce to ensure the best quality and safety
- Testing Methodology for Listeria species or Listeria monocytogenes in Environmental Samples (PDF)
- Equivalent Testing Methodologies for Listeria species and Listeria monocytogenes in Environmental Samples (PDF)
- Packing Shed Food Safety Poster – see: pg. 3 (.pdf)