Guidelines “Good Agricultural Practices for Family Agriculture”
The basic concepts of GAPs: what are they, why should they be used and how to implement them are covered in this publication.
Food and Agriculture Organization Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean: http://www.fao.org/3/a1193e/a1193e00.htm
Guidance for Industry: Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
This guidance document (“the guide”) addresses microbial food safety hazards and good agricultural and management practices common to the growing, harvesting, washing, sorting, packing, and transporting of most fruits and vegetables sold to consumers in an unprocessed or minimally processed (raw) form. This voluntary, science-based guidance can be used by both domestic and foreign fresh fruit and vegetable producers to help ensure the safety of their produce. United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA): https://www.fda.gov/regulatory-information/search-fda-guidance-documents/guidance-industry-guide-minimize-microbial-food-safety-hazards-fresh-fruits-and-vegetables
In a nutshell practicing good agriculture … the vital link … in the food safety chain
This issues provides information on good agricultural practices (GAP) for fresh fruit and vegetable production in an attempt to enhance knowledge, improve farming techniques and contribute to the overall goal of producing high quality and safe food products. It is not intended as a manual to implement GAP. It is intended to introduce and educate all interested readers about food agricultural practices.
Diana Francis, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA): https://repositorio.iica.int/handle/11324/11157