Food Safety Begins on the Farm: Good Agricultural Practices for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, a Grower’s Guide

Rangarajan, Anusuya, Elizabeth A. Bihn, Robert B. Gravani, Donna L. Scott, and Marvin P. Pritts. 2003. Food Safety Begins on the Farm: Good Agricultural Practices for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, a Grower’s GuideCornell Good Agricultural Practices Program 

Accessed at: http://www.gaps.cornell.edu/documents/edumat/FSBFEngLOW.pdf
Coming out of Cornell University’s National Good Agricultural Practices Program, Food Safety Begins on the Farm: Good Agricultural Practices for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, a Grower’s Guide looks at public health risks involving foodborne illnesses when producing fruits and vegetables. After a short introduction on consumer concerns and an overview of foodborne illnesses, this publication discusses steps a grower should take towards minimizing risk of foodborne illness during field prep, growing and harvest phases. Record keeping and knowing the potential sources of illness e.g. manure, water, hygiene is also discussed.

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