Greens Spinners for Farm Use

Added by Chris Callahan • Last updated February 11, 2020
Author: Callahan, C. & Chamberlin, A.
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material, Fact Sheets, Videos
Topic: Ag Water (Postharvest), Produce Safety Rule (PSR), Postharvest Handling & Sanitation
Language: English


An important factor in growing and selling high quality greens is being able to efficiently wash, cool, and dry the product. The drying step is commonly done using centrifugal force in a spinner.  The water is spun off of the greens through a filter basket or other porous container.  This blog post and PDF publication provide background on some of the key features to consider when thinking about a spinner including cost, capacity, power, space and sanitary design. Manual spinners, washing machine conversions and commercially available electric spinners are described with links included for more information.  An outline of a cleaning and sanitizing SOP is also included.

 


 


Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Website
Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated February 11, 2020
Type: National Curricula
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Worker Health, Hygiene & Training; Soil Amendments; Wildlife, Domestic Animals & Land Use; Ag Water (Preharvest); Ag Water (Postharvest); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Food Safety Plans
Penn State Farm Food Safety Fact Sheets
Added by Luke LaBorde • Last updated February 11, 2020
Type: Fact Sheets
Topic: Worker Health, Hygiene & Training; Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Soil Amendments; Wildlife, Domestic Animals & Land Use; Ag Water (Preharvest); Ag Water (Postharvest); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation