Tomato Metric Drafts for Public Comments
The following drafts of the Tomato Metrics are proposed based on recommendations from the Tomato Metrics Working Group, who met in May 2018. The group recommended that the Metrics be updated to remove or edit certain items considered to be redundant to the broader United Fresh GAPs Harmonized Standards. Upon publication of the updated Metrics, the intent is that growers/processors may be audited against a broader food safety standard (i.e. GAP Harmonized Standard), and the Tomato Metrics may be used as an industry-specific addendum to those standards.
Public comments are due to Dr. Emily Griep by May 3, 2019. After that point, the Tomato Metrics Working Group will review all comments and finalize the Metrics updates.
If you would like to become member of the Tomato Metrics Working Group, contact Dr. Emily Griep.
Draft Tomato Food Safety Protocols:
- Open Field Production & Harvest Metrics
- Greenhouse Metrics
- Packinghouse Metrics
- Repacking & Distribution Metrics