5/25/2016 4:03:52 AM
A preharvest assessment of the growing fields focusing on domestic and wild animal intrusion should be completed prior to harvest
5/25/2016 3:59:15 AM
All workers should be trained to identify the signs of animal intrusion and report any events to the supervisor
1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM
5/25/2016 3:37:07 AM
Animals and animal feces may contaminate produce if they are present in or near produce fields or water sources
5/23/2016 8:50:27 PM
All produce containers leaving the farm should contain a lot number.
5/23/2016 8:47:46 PM
Is each container that is sold by your farm labeled with a lot number?
5/21/2016 1:03:57 AM
Final question in the Agricultural Water Production Decision Tree
5/21/2016 1:00:41 AM
Records should be kept for all water tests
5/21/2016 12:58:51 AM
Do you keep records of all water test results and water management actions?
5/21/2016 12:57:02 AM
Do not use this water to mix sprays or apply irrigation that will come in direct with the edible portion of the crop
5/21/2016 12:54:17 AM
Is E. coil present at less than 235 CFU or MPN E. coil per 100 mls water sampled for a single sample and a rolling geometric mane (n=5) of less than 126 CFU or MPN E. coil per 100 mls of water?
5/21/2016 12:52:57 AM
The source of any water that comes in direct contact with the edible portion of the crop must be tested
5/21/2016 12:50:50 AM
Is all agricultural water tested for quantified generic E. coil?
5/21/2016 12:49:31 AM
Water that never comes in direct contact with the edible portion of the crop represents the lowest risk
5/21/2016 12:47:47 AM
Does any agricultural water used during production have direct contact with the edible portion of the crop?
5/21/2016 12:46:33 AM
All water distribution and delivery systems should be inspected at the beginning of and throughout the growing season
5/21/2016 12:44:58 AM
Do you inspect your water distribution or delivery system, including equipment, at the beginning of the growing season?
5/21/2016 12:41:34 AM
All water sources should be inspected at the beginning of and periodically throughout the growing season
5/21/2016 12:40:12 AM
Do you inspect your water sources at the beginning of production and throughout the growing season?
5/21/2016 12:38:47 AM
Create a map that shows the location of your water sources
5/21/2016 12:37:04 AM
Do you have a water source and distribution map for you farm?
5/21/2016 12:35:42 AM
If you do not use any water in the field while growing fresh produce, there is applied water risk
5/21/2016 12:34:06 AM
Do you irrigate, frost protect, cool, apply crop spray, or use any agricultural water during the production of fresh produce?
5/21/2016 12:30:37 AM
Agricultural water used to grow fresh produce can carry and distribute human pathogens
1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM
5/20/2016 2:58:25 AM
Final question in Postharvest Water Decision Tree
5/20/2016 2:56:40 AM
Records should be kept of all postharvest water management and sanitation activities
5/20/2016 2:54:19 AM
Do you keep records of all your postharvest water management and sanitation activities?
5/20/2016 2:52:43 AM
Pathogens, such as Listeria monocytogenes, can become established
5/20/2016 2:50:05 AM
Do you reduce and eliminate standing water in your packing area?
5/20/2016 2:46:57 AM
Tanks, bins, and washers should be cleaned and sanitized
5/20/2016 2:45:00 AM
Do you clean and sanitize your postharvest equipment?
5/20/2016 2:43:20 AM
Some fresh produce commodities are susceptible to infiltration when immersed in water that is colder than the pulp temperature
5/20/2016 2:41:25 AM
Do you monitor the temperature of your postharvest water?
5/20/2016 2:40:03 AM
To reduce risks associated with bulk/bin/tank water, change water or filter
5/20/2016 2:37:40 AM
Do you change your filter or bulk/bin/tank water when your water quality monitoring indicates it is dirty?
5/20/2016 2:35:29 AM
Sanitizer levels must be monitored to make sure the levels are effective
5/20/2016 2:33:51 AM
Do you monitor sanitizer levels in postharvest water on an established schedule?
5/20/2016 1:38:52 AM
A sanitizer should be added to all postharvest water to reduce cross contamination
5/20/2016 1:35:21 AM
Do you add sanitizer to your postharvest water?
5/20/2016 1:33:20 AM
Single-pass water usually has a lower risk because water contacts produce only once
5/20/2016 1:30:23 AM
Is all postharvest water use single-pass only (i.e., sprayed over the product, not recycled)?
5/20/2016 1:27:13 AM
Begin all postharvest activities with water that is the equivalent of drinking water
5/20/2016 1:12:44 AM
Is postharvest water the equivalent of drinking water at the beginning of all activities such as rinsing and cooling?
5/20/2016 12:56:31 AM
Postharvest water includes any water that contacts fresh produce at or after harvest
5/19/2016 3:12:11 AM
All storage areas, including coolers, should be clean to reduce risk of cross contamination
5/19/2016 3:10:10 AM
Are refrigerated or cold storage rooms clean and used properly?
5/19/2016 3:08:44 AM
Produce storage area should receive regular cleaning as determined by the farm’s SOPs
5/19/2016 3:06:40 AM
Is finished produce stored in an area that is cleaned regularly?
5/19/2016 3:05:15 AM
Packing containers and other packing materials that are not used right away should be stored