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Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) for Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Growers. New England Extension Food Safety Partnership. Project funded by USDA CSREES - Agency Number-005111109723, Project Number 2000-05389. Introduction. Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs).
New England Extension Food Safety Partnership
Project funded by USDA CSREES - Agency Number-005111109723,
Project Number 2000-05389
A “PREVENTION” FOCUSED
FOOD SAFETY MANAGEMENT
The goal is to reduce microbial risks in fresh or
minimally processed fruits and vegetables—
making produce safer.
FDA Voluntary Program
more than doubled from 1973-1987 and 1988-1998.
FDA/CFSAN. 2004. 2004 Action Plan. http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/prodpla2.html
Smith DeWaal, C and others. 2006. Food Protection Trends. 26(7):466-473.
From Food Safety Begins on the Farm. Robert B. Gravani and Elizabeth A. Bihn. Cornell University.
CDC Foodborne outbreak survellience
FDA 2006. Draft Guidance to Minimize Microbiological Hazards Fresh-cut Fruits and Vegetables. http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/prodgui2.html
IAFP Rapid Response Symposium. Ocotber 6, 2006.
CSPI. 2006. Behind CSPI’s Outbreak Data: A look at Produce Outbreak Numbers
Guzewich, J. 2007. Safety of produce. Presented 2007 NEFDOA conference. Warwick RI.
Michelle A Smith. 2007. Publlic hearling on safety of fresh produce. CFSAN/FDA. www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/dockets/07n0051/07n-0051-ts 00004.smith.pdf. *
Caroline Smith Dewaal and Farida Bhuiya. 2007. Presented at IAFP. Center for Science in the Public Interest
From R. Buchanan presentation. FDA
US Food and Drug Administration, 2007
Wes Kline, From Rutgers NJ Agricultural Experiment Station
ICEID 2008. International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases. March 16-19, Atlanta Georgia.
Source: produce safety project.org
CSPI, 2009 Outbreak Alert!
Guzewich, J. 2007. Safety of produce. Presented 2007 NEFDOA conference. Warwick RI
New Food Safety Standards and Regulations: Impact on the Produce Industry
Food safety applies to all sizes!
The New England GAP Program for Small Producers of Fruits and Vegetables ( based on the FDA/USDA Guide) addresses these sources of contamination.
Farm Family Insurance : Liability credit of ~ 10%
Contact John Howard
Penn State University:
Joint Institute of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN):
Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Cornell National GAP Program education materials:
UC Davis GAP information
Good general information about field harvest and packing
Postharvest technology research and information center
Chlorination in the Production and Postharvest Handling of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
University of Massachusetts