Infiltration of Produce

Added by Kristen Buermeyer • Last updated February 11, 2020
Author: Genevieve Higgins
Topic: General (PSR), Produce Safety Rule (PSR), Ag Water (Postharvest), Postharvest Handling & Sanitation
Language: English

In this article, infiltration is defined and the hazards associated with the process are discussed. Crop infiltration occurs mainly due to a difference in temperature in your produce and your wash water. Preventative measures, such as appropriate temperatures, proper water depth, and water sanitizers are all explained. The Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Rule requires growers to monitor their wash water to ensure it's safety. This article will enlighten readers on the importance of avoiding inflitration. 

 


 


Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Website
Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated February 11, 2020
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
Socrates Trujillo - US FDA
Added by Socrates Trujillo • Last updated February 11, 2020
Type: People
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; Record Keeping
State: MD
Chris Callahan - The University of Vermont
Added by Chris Callahan • Last updated February 11, 2020
Type: People
Topic: General (PCHF); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF); General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Ag Water (Postharvest); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Record Keeping
State: VT