Preharvest Factors and Risk
Reviews and Overview Briefs on preharvest production factors and their relation to postharvest microbial food safety risks and interventions in pdf format.
|Production Practices and Food Safety||The purpose of this chapter is to identify production practices that may influence the risk of contamination and exposure to the consumer by human pathogens. Key areas of concern are prior land use, adjacent land use, field slope and drainage, soil properties,crop inputs and soil fertility management, water quality and use practices, equipment and container sanitation, worker hygiene and sanitary facilities, harvest implement and surface sanitation, pest and vermin control, effects of domesticated animal and wildlife on the crop itself. The role of water quality and manure management practices is particularly critical.||11/23/11|