A pre-harvest assessment of the growing fields focusing on domestic and wild animal intrusion should be completed prior to harvest. This will reduce the likelihood of harvesting a contaminated crop by assessing whether the crop has been contaminated. The presence of fecal material or indicators of animal intrusion, such as extensive tracks or crop destruction, should be assessed to determine the risk of crop contamination and if harvesting should begin.
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