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 hans.estrin@uvm.edu or call 802-257-7967, or give us feedback here.

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Recent Updates

Building a Simple Hands-free Hand Washing for a Harvest Wagon

Added by Hans Estrin • Last updated September 8, 2020
Type: Case Studies & Examples; Photos & Videos; Tools, Calculators & Project Templates; Produce Safety Rule – FSMA compliance
Topic: Worker Health, Hygiene & Training; Post Harvest Handling & Sanitation
Materials list for harvest vehicle hands-free hand washing

We built and installed two hands-free hand wash "shelves" to mount on our harvest wagons (or any harvest vehicle).

Improving Handwashing Stations

Added by Andrew Chamberlin • Last updated June 12, 2020
Author: Chris Callahan & Andy Chamberlin
Type: Case Studies & Examples; Fact Sheets; Photos & Videos; Tools, Calculators & Project Templates
Topic: Produce Safety Introduction; Worker Health, Hygiene & Training

Handwashing has been shown to be one of the most effective ways to reduce the risk of transmission of human pathogens between people. But, sometimes we are inconveniently far from the closest wash room and sink. Hand washing stations provide a portable means of washing hands on farms, at farmers’ markets, and at recreational sites. This guide was motivated by a desire to improve current...