GAP Resources and Links

Course Personnel

Diane Wright Hirsch, RD, MPH

Extension Educator/Food Safety

Diane.hirsch@uconn.edu

203-407-3163

Candace Bartholomew

Extension Educator/Pesticide Education

Candace.bartholomew@uconn.edu

860-570-9067 

Mark Zotti

Connecticut Department of Agriculture

Mark.zotti@ct.gov

860-713-2538 

 

GAP Guidance documents, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Guidance for Industry: Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables 

Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards of Fresh-cut Fruits and Vegetables, February 2008

Guidance for Industry: Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards of Tomatoes; Draft Guidance

Guidance for Industry: Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards of Melons; Draft Guidance

Guidance for Industry: Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards of Leafy Greens; Draft Guidance 

Guide to Produce Farm investigations

Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines for the Production, Harvest, Post-Harvest, and Valued-Added Unit Operations of Green Onions, February 26, 2010

Guidance for Industry: Reducing Microbial Food Safety Hazards For Sprouted Seeds

 

Food Safety Modernization Act, FDA

 

Audit programs

Primus Labs

USDA/AMS, Fresh Produce Audit Verification Program:

GlobalGAP

 

Resources for GAP Education/Training and Audits

Cornell National GAP Program

Produce Safety Alliance

Penn State University:

On Farm Food Safety Project

 

Self audit materials

UC Davis (found on OnFarmFoodSafety site)

Penn State

 

Writing a Plan

Plan templates (see Write a Food Safety Plan page)

Family Farmed.Org On Farm Food Safety Project

Michigan State University GAP Assistance Manual

North Carolina State University Food Safety Plans

 

Sample Plan (see Write a Food Safety Plan page)

Penn State Sample Plan (harmonized)

AgMatters

 

Record Keeping (see Write a Food Safety Plan page)

Cornell National GAPs Program

On-Farm Food Safety

 

Personal Hygiene—worker health

Connecticut Ill Food Worker Educational Campaign, Department of Public Health

Cornell National GAP Program education materials: (signage)        

University of Florida Good Worker Health and Hygiene Practices: Training Manual for Produce Handlers

US Department of Labor field sanitation regulations

 

Water

How to take an irrigation water sample

State of Connecticut Water Quality Standards

State of Connecticut Licensed Environmental Laboratories

NRCS Irrigation Information (National Resources Conservation Service)

 

Soil/flooding/manure use

eXtension Animal Manure Management page 

Best Management Practices (BMPs) to Prevent Manure Pathogen Movement to Water Resources (eXtension)

Composting criteria for animal manure

Guidance for Industry: Evaluating the Safety of Flood-affected Food Crops for Human Consumption

 

Traceability

The Produce Traceability Initiative

Model food recall manual, University of Florida

 

Control of Animals and Wildlife

Deer Control Options

Controlling deer damage in Wisconsin

CT DEP Canada Goose Agricultural Damage Control

Bird Damage Prevention for Northern New England Fruit Growers

Controlling birds on fruit crops

                                       

Good Manufacturing Practices/Sanitation

FDA Current Good Manufacturing Practices, Title 21, CFR 110

Cornell Online GMP Course

 

Packing House/Post-harvest Help

UC Davis Postharvest Technology website

Small-Scale Postharvest Handling Practices: A Manual for Horticultural Crops (4th Edition)

Post-harvest chlorination

A Practical Approach to Calculating Dose Values for Water Disinfection

On-farm Food Safety:  Cleaning and Sanitizing Guide

Guidelines for Controlling Listeria monocytogenes in Small- to Medium-Scale Packing and Fresh-Cut Operations: University of California - Davis

Controlling birds around farm buildings, Penn State