Post Harvest

Post Harvest

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Pre-harvest: Preharvest food safety measures and interventions are implemented on the farm or in the field to prevent or reduce introduction of enteric viruses onto food products.
Harvest: Enteric virus prevention is also important during harvesting. These resources focus on proper use of equipment and tools, effective handwashing techniques, and safe food handling practices.

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

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.

1. Remove any packaging material, extraneous matter and other non-produce waste from the field.

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