Monitoring microbial food safety of fresh produce

This factsheet provides guidance for fruit and vegetable growers on how to undertake food safety risk-assessments on farm and on how to implement measures to keep fresh produce safe to it. It contains background information on important potential microbial contaminants of fresh produce and considers the role of microbiological testing of indicator species for water and fresh produce in food safety management systems. Details on the following are provided - 

  • Foodborne pathogens of interest in fruit and vegetable production
  • Controlling food safety pathogens
  • Microbiological testing of fresh produce and water
  • Interpretation of labotory results

This information was last updated in 2010