NC State Extension

Vegetables

Beans

Good Agricultural Practices for the Production and Handling of Green Beans and Peas.
This bi-fold pamphlet from N.C. State focuses on how to best reduce the risks of contamination through preventative on-farm measures.

Green Onions

FDA Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines for the Production, Harvest, Post-Harvest, and Value-Added Unit Operations of Green Onions (February 2010)

Leafy Greens

Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines for the Lettuce and Leafy Greens Supply Chain.

This document provides voluntary recommended guidelines on food safety practices th
at are intended to minimize the microbiological hazards association with fresh and fresh-cut lettuce/leafy greens products.

Good Agricultural Practices for the Production and Handling of Cabbage and Leafy Greens (PDF) This bi-fold pamphlet from N.C. State focuses on how to best reduce the risks of contamination through preventative on-farm measures.

National Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement
This website addresses the concept, current status and next steps related to the proposed national guidelines for the handling of leafy greens. It also provides resource documents and FAQs.

Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards of Leafy Greens (July 2009).

Sprouts

Microbiological Safety Evaluations and Recommendations on Sprouted Seed 
Comprehensive safety and production guidelines for sprouts developed by the FDA.

Sweet Potatoes

Resources are provided for food safety practices in sweet potato production along with a crisis communication plan specific to the sweet potato industry.

Tomatoes

Tomato Resources
There are numerous resources for tomatoes that include commodity specific food safety guidance for the fresh tomato supply chain, NC tomato industry fresh produce safety survey, tomato good agricultural practices (TGAPs) and various other guidance documents that offer assistance to the tomato industry.

General Vegetable Guidance

Other Commodity FDA Guidance Documents

Good Agricultural Practices for the Production and Handling of Cucumbers, Eggplants, Squash, Peppers and Sweet Corn (PDF). This bi-fold pamphlet from N.C. State focuses on how to best reduce the risks of contamination through preventative on-farm measures.

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