Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)

Food safety is a major concern for consumers, farmers, and buyers. Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) are the steps taken in produce packing areas to reduce microbial contamination. One area where reducing micro contamination is critical is in the washing and cleaning of produce. 

The Cornell Vegetable Program is proud to release a new video that shows produce growers standard operating procedures for using a germicidal bleach in a produce washing station. Growers will learn what supplies are required and how to calculate the amount of germicidal bleach needed to sanitize the water.

This video was developed by the Cornell Vegetable Program and Harvest New York with support from the USDA and the Northeast Center for Risk Management Education.

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Additional videos can be found at the Produce Safety Alliance website or the Cornell GAPs website

Last updated March 31, 2017