Food Safety on the Farm: Good Agricultural Practices and Good Handling Practices: Transportation

Good agricultural practices (GAPs) and good handling practices (GHPs) encompass the general procedures growers, packers, and processors of fresh fruits and vegetables should follow to ensure the safety of their product. GAPs usually address preharvest practices (i.e., in the field), while GHPs cover postharvest practices, including packing and shipping. This 3-page fact sheet covers the GAPs of transporting crops. This major revision is a part of the Food Safety on the Farm series and was written by Christopher R. Pabst, Jaysankar De, Alina Balaguero, Jessica Lepper, Renée Goodrich-Schneider, and Keith R. Schneider and published by the UF/IFAS Food Science and Human Nutrition Department.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fs151

FSHN10-03/FS151 Food Safety on the Farm: Good Agricultural Practices and Good Handling Practices – Transportation

FSHN10-03, a 2-page fact sheet by Alexandra Chang, Alina Balaguero, Renée Goodrich-Schneider, and Keith R. Schneider, is part of the Food Safety on the Farm series and describes the best practices for transporting produce to avoid microbial infections, cross-contamination, and other possible hazards. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, June 2010.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fs151

FSHN10-04/FS152 Food Safety on the Farm: Good Agricultural Practices and Good Handling Practices – Traceback

FSHN10-04, a 3-page fact sheet by Alexandra Chang, Alina Balaguero, Renée Goodrich-Schneider, and Keith R. Schneider, is part of the Food Safety on the Farm series and discusses the need for traceback requirements to identify and eliminate sources of microbial hazards, outbreaks, and food contamination. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, June 2010.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fs152

FSHN10-05/FS153 The Cause of Trichinosis and its Prevention Through Safe Food Handling Practices

FSHN10-05, a 5-page fact sheet by Alina Balaguero and Keith R. Schneider, discusses Trichinosis, an infection caused by the foodborne pathogen Trichinella, and provides information on preventing the infection, recognizing symptoms, and receiving treatment. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, June 2010.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fs153