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Food Safety Begins on the Farm:
A Grower Self Assessment of Food Safety Risks

A. Rangarajan, E.A. Bihn, M.P. Pritts, and
R.B. Gravani
©2003

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The assessment is designed to guide growers through the process of identifying risks particular to their operation, developing appropriate solutions, implementing good agricultural practices and developing a farm food safety plan. This document has 21 sections allowing growers to evaluate many different parts of their operation including harvest sanitation, worker hygiene, wild animals, water use, farm biosecurity, and crisis management. Each section contains worksheets so that growers can document their progress and plan for GAPs implementation.

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Fun Fruit & Very Vegetable Tour Coloring Book
E.A. Bihn, D.L. Scott, R.B. Gravani, K. Rosberg, and G. Wall; Illustrated by: Mark Kogut
©2005


Originally developed for children of farm workers, this book follows three children as they tour the United States produce industry to see how fruits and vegetables are grown, harvested, and sold. Main learning themes include the importance of handwashing and the nutritional value of fruit and vegetable consumption. Each book is bilingual (English and Spanish) and appropriate for ages 5–10.


Laminated Handwashing Poster
(English and Spanish)
©2002, 2003


A laminated poster containing graphic images and text in English and Spanish instructing proper hand washing.


Laminated Toilet Use Facilities Poster
(English and Spanish)
©2002, 2003


A laminated poster containing graphic images and text in English and Spanish instructing proper use of field toilets.


Laminated Toilet Paper Disposal Poster
(English and Spanish)
©2002, 2003


A laminated poster containing graphic images and text in English and Spanish instructing proper disposal of used toilet paper.


Good Hygiene Protects Everyone
(English and Spanish)
S. Auger, M. Colindres, E.A. Bihn, R.B. Gravani,
and K. Embrey
©2005

This booklet discusses the importance of proper field hygiene to produce safety. It covers the need for drinking water and proper hydration, proper use of field toilets and handwashing facilities, and how workers can protect themselves and the crops they harvest. Each book is in full color and bilingual (English and Spanish).


Fruits, Vegetables, and Food Safety:
Health and Hygiene on the Farm
English/SpanishEnglish/HmongEnglish/Creole
©2004

Designed to be part of a comprehensive worker training program, this 15-minute video offers guidance to workers on proper handwashing and toilet use, with emphasis on how their health affects the safety of fresh fruits and vegetables. Hygiene topics discussed in this video are reinforced in the Field Hygiene Poster Series. Available in DVD and VHS formats, each video contains both the English/Spanish version. 'English/Hmong' and 'English/Creole' versions are available on DVD only.

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Food Safety Begins on the Farm:
A Grower Self Assessment of Food Safety Risks
A. Rangarajan, E.A. Bihn, M.P. Pritts, and
R.B. Gravani;
©2003

The assessment is designed to guide growers through the process of identifying risks particular to their operation, developing appropriate solutions, implementing good agricultural practices and developing a farm food safety plan. This document has 21 sections allowing growers to evaluate many different parts of their operation including harvest sanitation, worker hygiene, wild animals, water use, farm biosecurity, and crisis management. Each section contains worksheets so that growers can document their progress and plan for GAPs implementation. (English only).

Click here to download the farm assessment sections.


Steps For Proper Handwashing Photo Magnet
(English and Spanish)
©2005

This eye-catching magnet shows the important steps required for proper hand washing and serves as a reminder to wash often. Available in English or Spanish.


Did you know?
In the Field there is a need for hygiene too!

S. Auger, M. Colindres, Editors: E.A. Bihn,
R.B. Gravani, and K. Embrey
©2005


This photonovel discusses the importance of proper hygiene in the field. Join Paco, Luis, and Carmello for their lunch break. Carmello and Luis discuss their personal experiences, Paco's hygiene mishaps, and their friend Lalo's illness. Topics covered include the importance of toilet use in the field, proper handwashing, fruit and vegetable handling, safe food storage, and washing clothes after working in the field. Each novella is bilingual (English and Spanish).


Did you Know?
Your kitchen could be a source of illness!

S. Auger, M. Colindres, Editors: E.A. Bihn,
R.B. Gravani, and K. Embrey
©2006


Learn safe food preparation techniques by following the Valdez Family as they learn first hand the perils of foodborne illness and how to prevent food contamination. This guide provides food safety tips for all stages of food preparation, including shopping, kitchen cleaning, handwashing, defrosting foods, separating raw meats from fresh produce, fruit and vegetable preparation, cooking times and temperatures, proper refrigeration, storing leftovers, pest control, kitchen sanitation and more. Each novella is bilingual (English and Spanish).


Farm and Packinghouse Record Keeping Sheets
These free, downloadable Record Keeping Sheets will help you implement GAPs and the appropriate record keeping on your operation. Record keeping is critical, particularly if you plan to have a third party audit or quality assurance certification. These record keeping sheets are templates and should be customized to reflect your standard operating procedures. To customize the Record Keeping Sheets, download the word document and add your logos and procedures. These sheets were developed in collaboration with New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Farm Inspectors and Cornell Cooperative Extension Educators.


Reduce Microbial Risks with Good Agricultural Practices
(English or Spanish)
A. Rangarajan, M.P. Pritts, S. Reiners, and
L. Pederson
©2000

This bi-fold brochure summarizes good agricultural practices from pre-planting through post-harvest handling.