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Control of Listeria monocytogenes In Mushroom Growing and Packing Environments
Control of Listeria monocytogenes In Mushroom Growing and Packing Environments - Articles Articles
In recent years, awareness of Listeria monocytogenes as a potential microbial contaminant in ready-to-eat foods has increased. More
Effect of Irrigation Water Nitrate Levels on Post-Harvest Mushroom Nitrates
Effect of Irrigation Water Nitrate Levels on Post-Harvest Mushroom Nitrates - Articles Articles
Mushrooms do not contribute significantly to dietary intake of nitrates, even when irrigated with water that exceeds the EPA limit of 10 mg NO3-N/L. More
El Correcto Uso de Desinfectantes
El Correcto Uso de Desinfectantes - Videos Videos

El Correcto Uso de Desinfectantes

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Lee Stivers

9:00

Los productos desinfectantes para el agua de lavado deben ser apropiadamente seleccionados, utilizados y monitoreados para ser efectivos y legales. More
Food for Profit: Price and Pricing Worksheet Food for Profit: Price and Pricing Worksheet - Articles

Food for Profit: Price and Pricing Worksheet

Winifred W. Mc Gee, Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

This worksheet is a supplement to the Food for Profit: Price and Pricing fact sheet. More
Food Safety Modernization Act - Produce Safety Rule
Food Safety Modernization Act - Produce Safety Rule - Articles Articles
Learn the details and find educational resources on the FSMA Produce Safety Rule, including videos and training opportunities that address requirements, exemptions, and deadlines of the rule. More
Food Safety Tips for Washing Produce
Food Safety Tips for Washing Produce - Articles Articles
Water can move a pathogen from one piece of produce to a large volume of produce. Keep these tips in mind to keep your produce safe. More
FSMA Produce Safety Rule - Coverage and Exemption Tool
FSMA Produce Safety Rule - Coverage and Exemption Tool - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps
This interactive questionnaire is designed to help you determine your regulatory status with respect to the FDA's Produce Safety Rule, under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). More
Get Your Farm Audited
Get Your Farm Audited - Articles Articles

Get Your Farm Audited

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

There are many commercial auditing companies that will perform an audit on your farm. Check with your buyers to see which ones they approve. More
Impact of FDA Produce Safety Standards on Mushroom Substrate Composting Impact of FDA Produce Safety Standards on Mushroom Substrate Composting - Articles
Under FSMA, mushroom producers must recognize potential food safety hazards in their operations and establish control measures to prevent them from occurring. More
Various gourds and squash in bins after harvest. Photo courtesy of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (cbf.org)
Keep Fresh Produce Safe Using Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) - Articles Articles
Microbial food contamination can happen anywhere. This article discusses ways growers can minimize food safety risks by evaluating their farm practices and implementing Good Agricultural Practices. More
Photo by Tricia Borneman, Blooming Glen Farm
Keeping Produce Fresh: Best Practices for Producers - Articles Articles
Fruit and vegetable producers can follow these best practices for keeping produce fresh and safe in the field, at harvest, and through proper postharvest steps of cooling, washing, storage, and packing. More
La Seguridad en los Alimentos
La Seguridad en los Alimentos - Articles Articles

La Seguridad en los Alimentos

Montserrat Fonseca Estrada

La seguridad de los alimentos es responsabilidad de todos los que tienen contacto con los mismos. More
Manejo en la Postcosecha de Moras y Fresas
Manejo en la Postcosecha de Moras y Fresas - Videos Videos
¿Quiére usted ganar más para sus bayas en el mercado? Este video contiene consideraciones importantes para manejo postcosecha de bayas. More
Penn State Extension Kiosks at Produce Auctions Provide Information for Growers
Penn State Extension Kiosks at Produce Auctions Provide Information for Growers - News News
Penn State Extension sets up kiosks at produce auctions across the state to provide growers with timely information on disease and pest identification and management, invasive species alerts, and food safety. More
Post Harvest Berry Handling
Post Harvest Berry Handling - Videos Videos

Post Harvest Berry Handling

Lee Stivers

13:45

Want to get the most out of your berries at the market? This video highlights important considerations for post-harvest berry handling. More
Razones para Lavar los Productos Frescos
Razones para Lavar los Productos Frescos - Videos Videos

Razones para Lavar los Productos Frescos

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Lee Stivers

14:49

Las consideraciones de seguridad alimentaria son de importancia crítica durante e inmediatamente después de lavar las frutas y hortalizas frescas. More
Covered harvest wagons help keep birds from contaminating clean harvested produce.
Reducing Food Safety Risks During Harvest - Articles Articles
Methods to keep produce as clean as possible and prevent contamination during harvest. More
Stainless steel and washable walls, while not always feasible, are important in packhouses such as this one that grows and packages sprouts.
Reducing Food Safety Risks in the Packhouse - Articles Articles
Basic sanitation recommendations for keeping packing areas clean and appropriately sanitary. More
Don't allow your pets in the produce field.
Reducing Risks from Animals and Manure - Articles Articles
Recognize the risks associated with animals and animal manure and learn tips on how to reduce farm food safety risks. More
Retail Farm Market School
Retail Farm Market School - Online Courses Online Courses

Retail Farm Market School

9

6 hours

$169.00
This online course teaches the basics of handling, preparing, and selling produce. Learn hands-on strategies to apply at markets and roadside stands. More
Irrigation is considered preharvest water.
Safe Uses of Agricultural Water - Articles Articles

Safe Uses of Agricultural Water

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Risk factors associated with the water we use to grow, harvest, and handle fresh produce and how to reduce the risk of contamination. More
Sample Harmonized Food Safety Plan
Sample Harmonized Food Safety Plan - Articles Articles
Every farm has different risks. Here is an example of what one farm's "Field Operations and Harvesting" Harmonized GAP Food Safety Plan might look like. More
Sanitary and Design Considerations for Mushroom Packing and Slicing Operations
Sanitary and Design Considerations for Mushroom Packing and Slicing Operations - Webinars Webinars
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A 1.5 hour recording of a webinar from Penn State Extension originally presented on May 4, 2011. More
Template Harmonized Food Safety Plan
Template Harmonized Food Safety Plan - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps
You can use this template to write your own "Field Operations and Harvesting" GAP plan. More
Photo by Roychan Kruawan
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) - Articles Articles

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D.

The Food Safety Modernization (FSMA) is sweeping legislation that puts into place mandatory prevention-based controls across the food supply to protect public safety and prevent illness. More
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