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Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines for the Production, Harvest, Post-Harvest, and Processing Unit Operations of Fresh Culinary Herbs

Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines for the Production, Harvest, Post-Harvest, and Processing Unit Operations of Fresh Culinary Herbs

January 24, 2013

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

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Contributors and Reviewers

Development of the Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines for the Production, Harvest, Post-Harvest, and Processing Unit Operations of Herbs was made possible by the dedicated contribution of the following individuals:

Industry and academic members (and their affiliation during the guidance development process):

  • Susan Ajeska, NewStar Fresh Foods, LLC
  • Rob Atwill, Ph.D., University of California, Davis
  • Arin Bauer, Texas AgriLife Extension Service
  • Roger Becker, Gold Coast Packing
  • Willette M. Crawford, Ph.D., MPH, Chiquita
  • Jessica Cueto, Pablos Produce
  • Mayra Cuevas, Harvest Sensations
  • Barry Eisenberg, Ph.D., Arizona Leafy Greens Products
  • Shipper Marketing Agreement
  • Thea Eubanks, NewStar Fresh Foods, LLC
  • Daniel Garcia, Ippolito International
  • Laura Giudici Mills, Metz Fresh, LLC Consultant
  • Elvia Gonzales, Frontera Produce
  • Ashley Gregory, Texas AgriLife Extension Service
  • Linda Harris, Ph.D., University of California, Davis
  • Johnna Hepner, Produce Marketing Association
  • Richard Hill, J&D Produce Inc.
  • Michele Jay-Russell, DVM, Ph.D., University of California, Davis
  • Jason Kawata, Taylor Farms
  • Betsy Klein, Frontera Produce
  • Wesley Kline, Ph.D., Rutgers Cooperative
  • Extension of Cumberland County
  • Sharan Lanini, Chiquita Fresh Express
  • Afreen Malik, Ocean Mist
  • Bob Martin, Rio Farms
  • Brendan Miele, Jacobs Farm/Del Cabo Inc.
  • Tim Minami, Muranaka Farm
  • Miguel Morales, GN Productores Agrícolas s. de r.l. de c.v.,
  • Dave Murphy, Boskovich Farms
  • Jessie Palacios, Talley Farms
  • Cosme Pina, Taylor Farms
  • Jess Quinlan, Sabor Farms
  • Colby Rubbo, Costa Farms
  • Mary Sanburn, Harvest Sensations
  • Mike Scarcella, Ippolito International
  • Trevor Suslow, Ph.D., University of California, Davis
  • Abby Taylor-Silva, Grower-Shipper Association
  • Francisco Valdes, Taylor Farms
  • Rick VanVranken, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, NJ
  • Mike Villaneva, California Leafy Green Products Handler
  • Marketing Agreement
  • Kami Weddle, Rousseau Farming Company

Governmental agency members:

Cecilia Crowley, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Kathleen Staley, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. United States Department of Agriculture

Technical review conducted by:

Larry Beuchat, Ph.D., University of Georgia

Gale Prince, Sage Food Safety Consultants

Robert Whitaker, Ph.D., Produce Marketing Association

Coordinated under the leadership of:

Hank Giclas, Western Growers

Sonia Salas, Western Growers

Susan Leaman, Intertox, Inc.