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Fresh Produce Safety

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Basic information for growers on good food safety practices

Fresh produce like other foods can sometimes cause illness if harmful microorganisms or chemicals contaminants are present. As harmful microorganisms and chemicals contaminants are often difficult to remove, preventing them getting onto fresh produce in the first place is best practice.

This leaflet provides basic information to growers on good practices which will help improve fresh produce safety for Irish consumers.

Fresh produce includes fruits, vegetables, edible flowers and herbs that are raw and have not been processed, or altered by peeling, slicing, chopping, shredding etc. or by any preservation process, before being packaged.