Food Safety

  • Food safety for Directors

    Good governance guide for directors, executives and business owners. Written for New Zealand but very applicable to Australia.

  • What's in the water?

  • Rockmelon food safety

  • Postharvest sanitisers and fungicides in a food safety system

  • Food safety update

    Latest information on food safety in fields and melon packing sheds.

  • Food Safety - Why food safety is important

    Explains the reasons that food safety is important when producing melons.

  • Food Safety - Waste management

    Maintaining good waste management prevents human health and food safety issues.

  • Food Safety - Sanitising wash water

    Compares different types of sanitising agents including chlorine, ozone, peroxyacetic acid; nylate; stabilised chlorine dioxide; iodine; oxidising water.

  • Food Safety - Packing in the field

    Many watermelons are field packed which avoids issues with wash water but it is important to maintain hygiene in field situations.

  • Food Safety - Packhouse and equipment hygiene

    Maintaining equipment in the packhouse prevents a source for food-borne pathogens to multiply.

  • Food Safety - Monitoring washing water

    How to monitor chlorine levels; pH; water quality and water temperature in wash lines in packhouses.

  • Food Safety - Monitoring chlorine in wash water

    Monitoring systems assist in maintaining the sanitation of wash water to ensure that pathogens are controlled in packhouses.

  • Food Safety - Microbial testing

    When, how and how often should fruit be tested for food-borne pathogens.

  • Food Safety - Melon food safety checklist

    Checklist provides a practical way of understanding the food safety risks on a melon farm.

  • Food Safety - Irrigation water

    The source and quality of irrigation water can impact on the infection levels in fruit.

  • Food Safety - Health and hygiene

    Maintaining high levels of human health and sanitation in the field and packhouses is important to prevent cross contamination from humans to fruit.

  • Food Safety - Foodborne illness

    An explanation of the illnesses caused by pathogenic infection of fresh food.

  • Food Safety - Fertilisers and soil amendments

    Explains the use of organic fertilisers in a food safety program to ensure that these feertilisers do not compromise the food safety of fruit.

  • Food safety - Evaluation of wash chemicals

    Comparison of the available wash systems for melons.

  • Food Safety - Cooling melons

    The best way to cool field heat form melons without creating food safety problems.

  • Food Safety - Comparison of sanitisers

    Table of sanitation systems for melon packhouses that gives easy reference to the benefits of various systems.

  • Food Safety - Comparison of sanitation systems

    Choosing a sanitation system is crucial to preventing food safety issues but which system to choose? This paper discusses the pros and cons of all available sanitation systems.

  • Food Safety - Characteristics of melons

    What makes melons a target for food safety pathogens.

  • Food Safety - Bins and boxes

    Maintaining food safety standards in all packaging and transport containers , both in the field and packhouse.

  • Food Safety - Animal pest management

    Managing pests such as rodents and insects in packing sheds to prevent animal-borne pathogens from affecting melon fruit.

  • Food safety update

    Latest information on food safety in fields and melon packing sheds.

  • Food Safety - Why food safety is important

    Explains the reasons that food safety is important when producing melons.

  • Food Safety - Waste management

    Maintaining good waste management prevents human health and food safety issues.

  • Food Safety - Sanitising wash water

    Compares different types of sanitising agents including chlorine, ozone, peroxyacetic acid; nylate; stabilised chlorine dioxide; iodine; oxidising water.

  • Food Safety - Packing in the field

    Many watermelons are field packed which avoids issues with wash water but it is important to maintain hygiene in field situations.

  • Food Safety - Packhouse and equipment hygiene

    Maintaining equipment in the packhouse prevents a source for food-borne pathogens to multiply.

  • Food Safety - Monitoring washing water

    How to monitor chlorine levels; pH; water quality and water temperature in wash lines in packhouses.

  • Food Safety - Monitoring chlorine in wash water

    Monitoring systems assist in maintaining the sanitation of wash water to ensure that pathogens are controlled in packhouses.

  • Food Safety - Microbial testing

    When, how and how often should fruit be tested for food-borne pathogens.

  • Food Safety - Melon food safety checklist

    Checklist provides a practical way of understanding the food safety risks on a melon farm.

  • Food Safety - Irrigation water

    The source and quality of irrigation water can impact on the infection levels in fruit.

  • Food Safety - Health and hygiene

    Maintaining high levels of human health and sanitation in the field and packhouses is important to prevent cross contamination from humans to fruit.

  • Food Safety - Foodborne illness

    An explanation of the illnesses caused by pathogenic infection of fresh food.

  • Food Safety - Fertilisers and soil amendments

    Explains the use of organic fertilisers in a food safety program to ensure that these feertilisers do not compromise the food safety of fruit.

  • Food safety - Evaluation of wash chemicals

    Comparison of the available wash systems for melons.

  • Food Safety - Cooling melons

    The best way to cool field heat form melons without creating food safety problems.

  • Food Safety - Comparison of sanitisers

    Table of sanitation systems for melon packhouses that gives easy reference to the benefits of various systems.

  • Food Safety - Comparison of sanitation systems

    Choosing a sanitation system is crucial to preventing food safety issues but which system to choose? This paper discusses the pros and cons of all available sanitation systems.

  • Food Safety - Characteristics of melons

    What makes melons a target for food safety pathogens.

  • Food Safety - Bins and boxes

    Maintaining food safety standards in all packaging and transport containers , both in the field and packhouse.

  • Food Safety - Animal pest management

    Managing pests such as rodents and insects in packing sheds to prevent animal-borne pathogens from affecting melon fruit.