Recent recalls and outbreaks involving fresh produce, and evolving risk management expectations at all farming and marketing scales, are driving attention to water quality management during pre-shipment washing and cooling. This webinar will focus on the most common Frequently Asked Questions from small-scale and direct marketing farm operations seeking to install or improve their wash system. Participants will hear "plain-language" science-based responses to these FAQs, as well as peer-to-peer experiences of growers working through the challenges of designing and managing a wash system that fits their resources and meets their food safety goals. Following brief informational presentations a question and answer session will provide the opportunity to further explore system management and monitoring options and focus on key needs in this important aspect of an overall farm safety plan.
Trevor V. Suslow, Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Robert Whitaker, Produce Marketing Association
Created by Donna Shanklin