Food Safety Tips for Washing Produce

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.
Food Safety Tips for Washing Produce - Articles


  • The water source must meet EPA microbial standards for drinking water (potable).
  • Use a sanitizing agent in batch washing tanks.
  • Use test strips to regularly check concentration.
  • Change water when dirty.
  • Clean and sanitize tanks between uses.
  • Clean hands and equipment regularly!
  • Be sure sanitizers are EPA approved for food contact use.

Greens can be washed in single or multiple wash tank systems.

Learn more about safe produce washing systems .