Passing the GAPs
publication date: Nov 1, 2011
Most of us grow food out in the world, where groundhogs frolic in the carrots, deer wander out of the woods, and people pick and pack the produce. It’s a world of sunshine, rain, dirt, green stuff, bugs, and poop.
In this environment, food safety is pretty basic. You do what you can to keep the poop out of the food; you keep any poop that does get on the food from spreading to other food; and you prevent any poop that’s on the food from growing. In addition to some attention to physical hazards such as broken glass or wood splinters, the whole concept of Good Agricultural Practices really comes down to these three principles.
Benefits of Full Access Membership
When you sign up for Full Access subscription, you get a year of:
•Access to the Archive, which contains every article published from 2001 to the present (more than 1,500 articles and growing every month.)
•Immediate access to a downloadable, searchable PDF version of each issue when it is published. You can store them on your computer for future reference.
•Discounts on books and back issues from the Online Store.
Click here to become a member.