fruits, vegetables, value-added risks
Local growers are looking to expand their customer base; they seek the opportunity to have a greater portion of their revenues derived from “value-added” activity. Value-added activities often involve food processing or the manufacturing of a local commodity (e.g., pickles, jams and jellies, salsa, whole grain breads). Growers considering adding value-added products to their busi¬ness have questions about regulations, as well as about food handling practices that reduce or eliminate possible health and safety risks.
Hegerfeld, Joan, "Adding Value to Fruits and Vegetables: Know the Risks" (2010). SDSU Extension Extra Archives. 491.