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Publications and Resources

Fresh Produce Safety Centre publications:

Guidelines for Fresh Produce Food Safety (2019)

Reducing Listeria Contamination from Salad Vegetables (2019)

Frozen Berries Hepatitis A Virus Outbreak Fact Sheet (2017)

Guidelines for Fresh Produce Food Safety (2015)
Understanding the Gaps: A Food Safety Literature Review (2015)
Frozen Berries Hepatitis A Virus Outbreak Fact Sheet (2015)

Recommended third party resources:

Melon food safety best practice guide, 2019

Melon food safety toolbox, 2019

Food safety and quality assurance (QA) programs

Agriculture Victoria (DEDJTR) / FSANZ On-farm food safety practices survey of strawberry growing in Victoria (PDF, 953 KB, 2016)
Agriculture Victoria (DEDJTR) On-farm food safety of leafy greens (PDF, 705 KB, 2016)
Australian Cold Chain Guidelines 2017
Australian Melon Food Safety Guide
Agricultural Water – CPS Five Year Research Review (PDF, 1.3 MB, 2014)
Field Tomato Food Safety Guide (2014)
Guidance for thermal inactivation of hepatitis A in berries, provided by FSANZ & NZ MPI
Guidelines for the Management of Microbial Food Safety in Fruit Packing Houses (PDF, 428 KB, 2002)
Horticulture Industry Crisis Management Guidelines (2010)
Listeria resources at the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) website
Minimising the risk of microbial contamination of fresh produce (PDF, 81 KB, 2006)
provided by the Quality Management Working Group and Freshcare
NSW Food Authority Food Recall Plan Template
NSW Food Authority fact sheet: A presumptive Listeria positive (PDF, 298 KB, 2015)
NSW Food Authority fact sheet: Audits in the food industry (PDF, 306 KB, 2015)
NZ MPI Recall Guidance Material (PDF, 790 KB, 2015)
SHAFFE Guide to International Retailer QA Requirements (PDF, 924 KB, 2011)

Presentations and Events:

Fresh Produce Safety Centre Professional Development Event (1 March 2016)

Introduction by Richard Bennett, FPSC Technology Manager (PDF, 1.8 MB)

“Can we test our way to food safety?” by Andrew Wilson, Safe Food Production Queensland (PDF, 1.9 MB)
“Building confidence based on test results” by Brendan Hayes, Coles (PDF, 1.3 MB)