Guest comment by Trevor Suslow: Mirror, mirror on the wall . . .

10/24/2011 09:55:00 AM
Tom Karst

• All operations should take a team approach to re-analyzing hazards and practice-specific risks with individuals of diverse background, including experienced individuals from cross-operational units and external experts.

• Though applicable to all scales, medium and small-scale suppliers especially should become informed and ideally participate in the evolving educational programs being developed by the Produce Safety Alliance (http://producesafetyalliance.cornell.edu/psa.html). As the training programs being designed in anticipation and in advance of the pending FDA Produce Safety Rule become a reality, it is critical that growers and handlers commit to attend, extract, and even challenge the practicality of information and guidance that is intended to assist in skill-building towards effective preventive program design and self-audits.

Trevor Suslow

The opinions of the author are individual and do not necessarily reflect or represent the position or opinions of the University of California or any other individual or party.


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