Skip to main content
On-farm Food Safety: Cleaning and Sanitizing Guide
Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications
  • Catherine Strohbehn, Iowa State University
  • Aubrey Mendonca, Iowa State University
  • Lester Wilson, Iowa State University
  • Paul Domoto, Iowa State University
  • Margaret Smith, Iowa State University
  • Byron Brehm-Stecher, Iowa State University
  • Angela M. Shaw, Iowa State University
Extension Number
PM 1974C
Using good sanitation practices during production, harvesting, and packaging can help reduce the risk of microbial contamination of fresh produce. Soil, fertilizers, harvesting equipment, water, workers, or animals such as livestock, pets, and pests can be sources of harm- ful microorganisms that cause foodborne illness. Surfaces that come in contact with produce must be washed, rinsed, and sanitized regularly. Employees need to understand and use appropriate food handling practices.
Publication Date:
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
  • Apparel,
  • Events & Hospitality Mgmt,
  • Food Science & Human Nutrition AGLS,
  • Value Added Agriculture-Extension

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publications in Digital Repository @ Iowa State University are made available for historical purposes only. The information contained in these publications may be out of date. For current publications and information from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, please visit

Citation Information
Catherine Strohbehn, Aubrey Mendonca, Lester Wilson, Paul Domoto, et al.. "On-farm Food Safety: Cleaning and Sanitizing Guide" Ames(2013)
Available at: