marketing produce, potential hazards, food handling, food safety
Providing a safe food to the consumer requires a process that incorporates food safety from planting to harvesting. Fruit and vegetables growers that market locally are con¬fronted with the same food safety concerns as produce operations that distribute statewide, nationally, or even globally. Growers must first identify the potential food safety hazards related to their operation. Once the hazards are identified, a plan that addresses safe food handling must be implemented.
Hegerfeld-Baker, Joan, "Growing and Direct Marketing Produce: Potential Hazards" (2008). SDSU Extension Extra Archives. 492.