Monitoring microbial food safety of fresh produce

An overview of the services and products that AHDB Horticulture provides.

Produced jointly by AHDB Horticulture and the Food Standards Agency for field technical staff, this factsheet guides the implementation of practical food safety and risk assessment. It provides background information on important potential microbial contaminants of fresh produce and also considers the role of microbiological testing of indicator species for water and fresh produce and the interpretation of laboratory reports within a food safety system.