Resources for Food Science and Technology

Title Available As Summary Date ID Author
Water Sampling Guide for Shellfish Hatcheries and Growers May 8, 2017 FST-267P
The Basics of Knife Skills Apr 27, 2017 FST-268
Is it safe to eat? Use a food thermometer to be SURE. Apr 3, 2017 FST-28NP-B
¿Se puede comer con seguridad? Use un termómetro de alimentos para estar SEGURO. Apr 3, 2017 FST-28NP-C
¿Se puede comer con seguridad? Use un termómetro de alimentos para estar SEGURO. Apr 3, 2017 FST-28NP-D
A Guide to the Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Certification Process Jan 24, 2018 HORT-252NP (HORT-285NP)
Guide to Identifying Food Safety Hazards in Greenhouse Systems
According to the United States Department of Agriculture 2012 Census of Agriculture, sales from greenhouse-grown food crops equaled around $800 million in the U.S. Crops grown included tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, peppers, and berries, with hydroponic production operations making up about 64% of the total production (cwt) (USDA Census of Agriculture, 2012). Demand for greenhouse-grown produce continues to increase, providing growers with unique opportunities to tap into this expanding market. Although greenhouse systems provide a more protected environment than field-grown systems, it is important to understand the unique food safety risks and possible sources of contamination when growing produce in these systems. Identifying food safety hazards are necessary to implementing practices that reduce the risk of contamination during the pre-plant, production, harvest, and post-harvest handling stages. Use the checklist below to guide you in asking important questions targeting possible risks at each of the greenhouse system stages.
Jul 10, 2017 HORT-254NP