An Evaluation of an on-Farm Food Safety Program for Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Producers; a Global Blueprint for Fruit and Vegetable Producers

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An evaluation of an on-farm food safety program for Ontario greenhouse vegetable producers; a global blueprint for fruit and vegetable producers A Thesis Presented to The Faculty of Graduate Studies Of The University of Guelph by Benjamin J. Chapman In partial fulfillment of requirements for the degree of Master of Science February, 2005 ( Benjamin Chapman, 2005 Abstract An evaluation of an on-farm food safety program for Ontario greenhouse vegetable producers; a global blueprint for fruit and vegetable producers Benjamin J. Chapman University of Guelph, 2005 Advisor: Professor Douglas A. Powell Fresh fruits and vegetables have been increasingly linked to cases of foodborne illness. Many…show more content…
Not once did she complain about my lack helping out around the house: skirting the laundry folding, dinner preparation and dish washing; all of which I blamed on this document. And she was always there when I needed her the most. I recently wrote in an op-ed for the International Association for Food Protection 's student group that "there is an increased need for competent graduates with food safety specialties to enter the work force into industry or regulatory positions. Our generation of scientists will be charged with building safer systems to protect public health and charged with laying the foundation for everyone along the farm to fork continuum to engage in food safety dialogue." Much of this work will be supported by generous funders, such as this project was, through the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food Healthy Futures, and the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers. It is imperative that industry and government alike continue to fund real-world practical research and continue to develop the food safety professionals of tomorrow. February 6, 2005 Ben TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter 1. A Review Of Current And Relevant Publications Relating To The Development Of Risk-Based On-Farm Food Safety Practices For Produce In Canada. 1 Introduction 1 Microbial food safety 2 Risk analysis 5 Risk 7 Risk-based food systems 14 Microbial food safety risks and produce 18 Factors of pathogen

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