Welcome to the University of Vermont Produce Safety Portal
This is a customizable web-portal for produce growers and other produce industry members to access and organize their produce safety world.
From here, users:
- search several different types of produce safety resource, including photos, case studies, and model procedures;
- create accounts, and customize personal “one-stop” dashboards;
- contribute content, ask questions, and stay in touch.
For details about the Portal, please visit the about page.
Questions about searching, creating an account, or submitting your resource? Email the Produce Safety team at email@example.com or call 802-257-7967, or give us feedback here.
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There are currently 60 resources published in the portal.
Water is important in crop production because it is used in many activities such as irrigating, washing and cooling. Irrigation water can spread pathogens, microorganisms that cause disease in humans, such as Salmonella spp., E. coli O157:H7 and Cryptosporidium parvum (also known as "Crypto"). Every time contaminated water comes in direct contact with fruit or vegetables, there is a...
The Produce Safety Rule is one of the new federal food safety regulations written under the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, and sprouts covered under this regulation includes only those that are 1) likely to be eaten raw, and 2) grown on farms with average annual produce sales of at least $25,000. Exemptions to the rule, where only certain parts of the...