White Papers and Technical Resources
Click below to be directed to the Tomato Metric Drafts for public comment:
United Fresh is pleased to share the release of the Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines for the Fresh Tomato Supply Chain (Third Edition).
Open Field Harvest and Packing Protocols
Food Safety Programs and Auditing Protocol for the Fresh Tomato Supply Chain, Open Field Harvest and Packing
Food Safety Programs and Auditing Protocol for the Fresh Tomato Supply Chain, Packinghouse
Repacking & Distribution Protocols
Food Safety Programs and Auditing Protocol for the Fresh Tomato Supply Chain, Repacking and Distribution
Microbiological Testing of Fresh Produce
Time-Temp Control Resources
The fresh produce industry lacks a kill step and therefore must rely on multiple hurdles to reduce the risk of illness associated with these products. The reliance on temperature as a control is the subject of much debate, and new regulations and associated guidance documents trigger additional questions regarding the instances in which temperature control must be specified and monitored lest food safety be compromised.
Facts on Chlorpyrifos Use and Safety
This background paper is intended to provide information that may be helpful in responding to questions about the issue of Chlorpyrifos and the product’s use and safety.