Post-harvest: Resource materials include management of personnel, proper clean-up and disinfection methods, and food handling education and training materials.
Post Harvest Recommendations
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Maintaining Hygienic Conditions in Packing and Processing Areas
After harvest, fruits should be packed and processed under hygienic conditions
Post-Harvest Water Use – Decision Tree (Cornell)
Food Safety Best Practices Guide – United Fresh
1. Shield these areas from intrusion by animals, birds and pests.
2. Ideally, all cleaning, packing and processing activities should occur in indoor areas which are protected by walls, doors and roof; If these areas are not sheltered appropriately and exposed to the outdoors, then install other barriers such as netting.
Removal of Trash and Waste
Trash and waste management is a critical component of clean and hygienic environment.
Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards (FDA)
Waste Management and Reuse (GlobalGAP)
1. Remove any packaging material, extraneous matter and other non-produce waste from the field.