Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines for the Fresh Tomato Supply Chain - 2nd Edition

July 2008

FDA is posting this industry information as a service to industry, consumers, the media, and other interested parties.

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The document is available in English PDF (472KB) and en Español (Spanish) PDF (405KB).

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Special thanks to all of the companies, agencies, trade associations and individuals who helped in developing the 2nd edition of this guidance.


2nd Edition Editors:
David Gombas, Ph.D., United Fresh Produce Association (corresponding editor)
Ed Beckman, California Tomato Farmers
Reggie Brown, Florida Tomato Exchange
Bob Carey, Publix Super Markets, Inc.
Filindo Colace, Thomas Colace Company
Donna Garren, Ph.D., National Restaurant Association
John Gurrisi, Darden Restaurants
Bev Kempf, Club Chef
JM Procacci, Procacci Brothers
Walter Ram, The Giumarra Companies
Martha Roberts, Ph.D., University of Florida IFAS

Additional Contributors and Reviewers:

  • Tom Bruno, DiMare Fresh
  • Chris Cunnane, Procacci Brothers
  • Suresh Decosta, McDonalds
  • Fried DeSchouwer, Greenhouse Produce Company, LLC
  • Tony DiMare, DiMare Fresh
  • Bob Elliott, Sunkist Growers
  • Josh Funk, KFC
  • Billy Heller, Pacific Tomato Growers
  • Johnna Hepner, Markon
  • Don Ikemoto, Yum Brands
  • Tom Lovelace, McEntire Produce
  • Sam Maglio, Maglio & Company
  • Rose Martin, Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers
  • Buddy McEntire, McEntire Produce
  • Ross McKenny, Del Monte
  • John Millwater, Fresh Express
  • Courtney Parker, Ph.D., Fresh Express
  • Sean Picquelle, Taco Bell
  • Bill Pool, Wegmans
  • Arthur Quiggle, Wholesale Produce
  • Michael Roberson, Publix Super Markets, Inc.
  • Larry Robertson, Darden Restaurants
  • Jim Rushing, Pacific Tomato Growers
  • Dirk Sampath, DiMare Fresh
  • John Sikina, Procacci Brothers
  • Michelle Smith, Ph.D., FDA CFSAN
  • Mitch Smith, McDonalds
  • Mike Spinazzola, Subway
  • Kathleen Staley, USDA AMS
  • Trevor Suslow, Ph.D., University of California - Davis
  • Samantha Winters, Florida Tomato Exchange
  • Brian Zomorodi, Ready Pac

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