Listeria monocytogenes in Packinghouses

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

Commodity-Specific Food Safety Resources

UC Davis Postharvest Technology Center

  • The mission of the Postharvest Technology 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 1.2 MB)

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.