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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Small-Scale Postharvest Handling Practices: A Manual for Horticultural Crops (4th Edition)

Added by Rachel Schattman • Last updated October 11, 2021
Author: Lisa Kitinoja and Adel A. Kader
Type: Fact Sheets
Topic: Post Harvest Handling & Sanitation

This manual covers harvest and preparation for market, curing root/tuber/bulb crops, packing house operations, packing and packaging materials, decay and insect control, temperature and relative humidity control, and more. The introduction to the manual starts: "The three main objectives of applying postharvest technology to harvested fruits and vegetables are: to maintain quality (...

Improving Handwashing Stations

Added by Andrew Chamberlin • Last updated March 21, 2021
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...