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UC Food Safety
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UC Food Safety

Produce - Postharvest

Listeria monocytogenes in Packinghouses

There have been several recent recalls after isolation of Listeria monocytogenes in whole stone fruit.  Here are some publications that address the issue:

Commodity-Specific Food Safety Resources

Fresh-Cut:  FDA Guidance for Industry: Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards of Fresh-cut Fruits and Vegetables - Feb. 2008

Tomatoes:  Growth, Reduction, and Survival of Bacteria on Tomatoes (University of Florida)

Melons:  Growth, Reduction, and Survival of Bacteria on Melon Types (University of Florida)

 Produce - Postharvest

UC Davis Postharvest Technology Research and Information Center

The mission of the Postharvest Technology Research and Information Center is:  Reduce postharvest losses and improve the quality, safety and marketability of fresh horticultural products.

Food Safety at Farmer’s Markets and Agrotourism Venues (PDF 1,161 KB)

UC Postharvest Handling

A selection of publications focusing on postharvest control of microbial decay and spoilage. The emphasis of these publications is on disinfection of edible horticultural crops and guidelines for controlling Listeria monocytogenes.

Site Creation date 6/1/2009
Webmaster for site:  Zann Gates

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